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Houses in a Landscape Memory and Everyday Life in Mesoamerica

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ISBN-10: 0822347040

ISBN-13: 9780822347040

Edition: 2010

Authors: Julia A. Hendon

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InHouses in a Landscape, Julia A. Hendon examines the connections between social identity and social memory using archaeological research on indigenous societies that existed more than one thousand years ago in what is now Honduras. While these societies left behind monumental buildings, the remains of their dead, remnants of their daily life, intricate works of art, and fine examples of craftsmanship such as pottery and stone tools, they left only a small body of written records. Despite the paucity of written information, Hendon contends that an archaeological study of memory in past societies like these is possible and worthwhile. It is possible because memory is not just a faculty of…    
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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 4/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 0.24" wide x 0.35" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction Thinking About Memory
Communities of Practice in Honduras in The Seventh Century Through the Eleventh
The Enchantment and Humility of objects
The Semiotic House
Everyday Life and Domestic Space
Embodied Forms of Knowing
Relational Identities and Material Domains
Special Events at Home
Ballcourts And Houses
Shared Patterns of Monumentality and Domesticity
Conclusion Communities of Memory and Local Histories