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Description: Ancient West Mexico: Art and Archaeology of the Unknown Past
Pre-Columbian studies have so far produced three different interpretive models or paradigms of the cultures that existed in ancient West Mexico before the rise of the Tarascan state in the Postclassic period. These models, which might be handily tagged “Daily Life in Marginal Villages,” “Shamanism,” and “Complex Society,” were developed successively, although the latter two models were more shifts of emphasis in research than explicit efforts to progress from a critique of an earlier model. …
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago
Related print edition pages: pp.191-203

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