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  • ISSN: 0956-5361 (Print), 1469-1787 (Online)
  • Editors: Nancy Gonlin Bellevue College|Dept. of Anthropology|Bellevue, WA 98007-6484|USA, Blanca Maldonado Center for Archaeological Studies|El Colegio de Michoacán|Sede La Piedad|Mexico, Christina T. Halperin Département d'anthropologie|Pavillon Lionel-Groulx|Université de Montréal|Canada, and William R. Fowler Vanderbilt University|Ancient Mesoamerica Editorial Office|PO Box 6307-B|Nashville, TN 37235 USA
Ancient Mesoamerica is the international forum for the method, theory, substance and interpretation of Mesoamerican archaeology, art history and ethnohistory. The journal publishes papers chiefly concerned with the Pre-Columbian archaeology of the Mesoamerican region, but also features articles from other disciplines including ethnohistory, historical archaeology and ethnoarchaeology. Topics covered include the origins of agriculture, the economic base of city states and empires, political organisation from the Formative through the Early Colonial periods, the development and function of early writing, and the use of iconography to reconstruct ancient religious beliefs and practices.
A note on the new 'Special Section' - from Nancy Gonlin (Co-editor)

"Authors in this Special Section on Rurality examine conceptions and preconceptions of rural residents in the Maya lowlands of Mesoamerica. Topics include resilience, social dynamics and differentiation, economy, health and well-being, ritual, place-making, and complexity from novel perspectives that increase our knowledge of life in the hinterlands of ancient Maya polities."

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