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Alternative pathways to complexity: a collection of essays on architecture, economics, power, and cross-cultural analysis in honor of Richard E. Blanton




Fargher, Lane F., editor
Heredia Espinoza, Verenice Y., editor
University Press of Colorado, publisher

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Focuses on architecture, economics, and power in the evolution of complex societies. Case studies from Mesoamerica, Asia, Africa, and Europe examine the relationship between political structures and economic configurations of ancient chiefdoms and states through a framework of comparative archaeology.--Provided by publisher.


Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Access is limited to the Adams State University, Colorado State University, Colorado State University Pueblo, Community College of Denver, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University Denver, Regis University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Denver, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, University of Wyoming, Utah State University and Western Colorado University communities only.


Blanton, Richard E.
Technological complexity
Archaeology -- Cross-cultural studies
Architecture and archaeology
Economic anthropology
Social archaeology


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