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Ancient Road Networks and Settlement Hierarchies in the New World

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ISBN-10: 0521189802

ISBN-13: 9780521189804

Edition: 2011

Authors: Charles D. Trombold

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List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/3/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 298
Size: 7.44" wide x 9.69" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

List of contributors
List of tables
List of figures
Editor's preface
Theoretical Considerations:
An introduction to the study of ancient New World road networks
Paths and roads in evolutionary perspective
Roads, routes and ties that bind
Observations about research on prehistoric roads in South America
Section II. Methodological Considerations:
Photointerpretation of Chaco Roads
Analysis of prehistoric roadways in Chaco Canyon using remotely sensed digital data
Prehistoric footpaths in Costa Rica: transportation and communication in a tropical rainforest
Cross-cutting relationships: the relative dating of ancient roads on the north coast of Peru
Network analysis and the study of past regional organisation
Regional Studies:
Political, economic, and demographic implications of the Chaco road network
The prehistoric road network at Pueblo Alto, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico
The Sonoran connection: road and trail networks in the prehistoric period
Causeways in the context of strategic planning in the La Quemada region, Zacatecas, Mexico
Xanhari: protohistoric Tarascan routes
The influence and legacy of Teotihuacan on regional routes and urban planning
The structure of the Aztec transport network
Roads, thoroughfares and avenues of power at Xochicalco, Mexico
Sacbes of the northern Maya
Prehistoric roads and causeways of lowland tropical America
The association between roads and polities: evidence for a Wari road system in Peru
The Chincha roads: economics and symbolism