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Ancient Middle America

Fall Semester 2014

Anth 3618-001 Ancient Middle America

29463 -001 LEC, 8:00 A.M. - 9:15 A.M. , Tu,Th (09/02/2014 - 12/12/2014), Cina  214, Roufs,Tim, 3 credits
Schedule may change as events of the semester require

Tim Roufs' Section
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Cutting Costs for College Textbooks

general textbook information

The Maya (8th Ed.) is currently available online from about $16.13 new, $10.71 used (+ p/h, at amazon.com & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25). The Amazon Book Trade-In Program will buy it back (the current Amazon Buyback price is $7.09. Which means the Amazon Price After Buyback would be $7.09--a real bargain, even with p/h added).
(17 August 2014)

Mexico (7th Ed.) is currently available online from about $19.33 new, $13.08 used (+ p/h, at amazon.com & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25).
(17 August 2014)

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The Maya

The Maya (8th ed.)
Michael D. Coe
(NY: Thames and Hudson, 2011)

Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.

Mexico (7thed.)
Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz
(NY: Thames and Hudson, 2013)

Eight-Deer, Mixtec.
8-Deer, Mixtec Leader
Tula, Hidalgo, Toltec Capital

Olmlec head.
Olmec, Mexico

Tikal, Guatemala
Tikál, Guatemala

Maya stelae of Copán, Honduras,  Frederick Catherwood, 1839
Copán, Honduras

Tula, Hidalgo

Tula, Hidalgo, Toltec Capital
Aztec Sunstone Calendar

Aztec Sunstone
Jaguar
Spirits of the Jaguar
Clovis point
Clovis point
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textbooks for the course
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Week 4 Rosh Hashana from sunset 24 September - nightfall 26 September 2014
Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset 3 October - nightfall 4 October 2014
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 13 October 2014
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 23 October 2014 (in Nepal, India and several other countries)
Week 9 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2014 All Saints' Day
2 November 2014 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 27 November 2014
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Week 1 — Ancient Middle America: Introduction and Orientation
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Week 1 Memo

A note on the slide formats: Since at this point we do not know what software you are using on your computer, we offer the slides in two formats. We recommend you first try "(.pdf)" pdf logo.png, the “Portable Document Format” that is the open standard for document exchange. If you have problems with that format, please try "(.pptx)" pptx icon.jpg, Office PowerPoint 2007. It is unlikely that you will have problems with both of them, but if you do, please let us know: troufs@d.umn.edu. When the materials are on your screen they should be running as a slide show. If you want or need to upgrade your software, you can download the latest PowerPoint viewer free, as well as download the latest Adobe .pdf Reader free.

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Orientation
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Introduction
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 Anthropology and Its Parts
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    • the four fields of general anthropology
    • culture as a primary concept
    • comparative method as major approach
    • holism as a primary theoretical goal
    • fieldwork as a primary research technique
WebPage Summary
"Anthropology and . . . It's Parts" chart
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Finding Information on Ancient Cultures of Middle America
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Week 1 Reading Assignment


Mexico
"Preface," pp. 7-8

Mexico
Ch. 1, "Introduction," pp. 9-17

Look over Mexico, "Further Readings," pp. 246-250

 Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.



Mexico
Ch. 2, "Early Hunters," pp. 18-25

Look over Mexico, "Chronological Table" on p. 244

 Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.

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Week 1 Video Explorations


Week 1 Day 1, Tuesday, 2 September 2014 nlt 8:56

video:
Woman of Chamula
(14 min., 1969, VC 128)

streaming video
 course viewing guide

Maya woman at the Market.

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handout:
map: - Major Political Divisions


handout:
map: Major Archaeological Sites
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Week 1 Day 2, Thursday, 4 September 2014 nlt 8:52

video:
Sentinels of Silence
(19 min., 1990, VC 1611)

film HomePage
course viewing guide

map thumbnail
map

Tikal.

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October  2014
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Week 2 — Mesoamerica: The Area and Its People
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Week 2 Memo
 
handout:
Major Archaeological Periods (Timeline)
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 compare these points with official UMD Grading Policies

Forums, Sample Answers / Responses w / Grades
Anth 3618 Ancient Middle America Forum Response Samples
Anth 3635 Peoples and Cultures of Europe Forum Response Samples

and if you have any questions about the points
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Orientation to Anthropology and to Mesoamerica
(cont.)

Review: Main Characteristics of Anthropology
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Ethnographic Analogy:
Rural-Urban Patterns in Central Highland Mexico
(introduction, as time permits)
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Compound of the Nine Brothers, Nuevo Leon
slides (.pdf) (.pptx)
(Detailed Nuevo Leon map)
 
San Luis Potosi, SLP
slides (.pdf) (.pptx)
(Detailed San Luis Potosi map)
 
Central Highland Mexico: Tepeapulco, Hidalgo
slides (.pdf) (.pptx)
[or do Week 7 with Teotihuacán]
(Detailed Hidalgo map)
 
Rural Village Patterns in the state of Hidalgo
slides (.pdf) (.pptx)
(Detailed Hidalgo map)
a brief note on How to Study for Exams
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Week 2 Reading Assignment


The Maya
"Preface, pp. 7-10

The Maya
"Introduction," pp. 10-26

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.



The Maya
"Introduction," pp. 26-40

Look over The Maya, "Further Readings," pp. 249-253

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

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Week 2 Video Explorations


Week 2 Day 4, Thursday, 11 September 2014 nlt 8:10

video:
"The Fifth World of the Aztecs"
(60 min., 1997, UM Duluth Library Multimedia (F1430 .S65 2006 DVD), VC 3403-4)

film HomePage
 course viewing guide

Aztec eagle in cactus.

Aztec legendary eagle

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Week 3 — Who Were the First Americans?
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Week 3 Memo

 Kennewick Man on cover of Time, 13 March 2006.
13 March 2006

Assignment Review:
 Case Study
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 Coming to America
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 Major features of natural areas
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Mesoamerican Stages
(Periods)

 stages handout
(as defined by various authors)

(read from bottom to top)

V. Spanish Conquest  
IV. (slides: Postclassic.pptx)
III. Classic (slides: Classic.pptx)
II. Mesoamerica Identifies Itself

(slides: Preclassici_Intro.pptx)
(slides: Preclassic_Middle.pptx)
(slides: Preclassic_Late.pptx)

 

I.

 

"Hunting / Gathering"

Archaic, or Incipient Agriculturalists

(slides: Archaic.pptx)



Sites:
  Tepexpan
(map) (slides: Tepexpan.ppt)
 
Tehuacán
(handout) (map) (slides: Tehuacan.ppt)
 
Cuello
(map) (slides: Cuello.ppt)
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Week 3 Reading Assignment


Mexico
Ch. 3, "The Archaic Period," pp. 26-38

 Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.



The Maya
Ch. 2, "The Earliest Maya," pp. 40-59

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

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Week 3 Video Explorations


Week 3 Day 5, Tuesday, 16 September 2014 nlt 8:10

video:
Scientific American Frontiers: "Coming into America," Alan Alda
(60 min., 2004, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia E99.C832 C66 2004 DVD)

film HomePage
course viewing guide

Coming into America DVD.

 

Week 3 Day 6, Thursday, 18 September 2014 nlt 8:13

video:
The Search for Ancient Americans
(57 min., 1988, CC, VC 1299)

film HomePage
course viewing guide

Search for Ancient America tape.

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Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset 3 October - nightfall 4 October 2014
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 13 October 2014
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 23 October 2014 (in Nepal, India and several other countries)
Week 9 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2014 All Saints' Day
2 November 2014 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 27 November 2014
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Week 4 — American Archaeology
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Week 4 Memo
Basic Terms and Concepts in American Archaeology
(introduction, time permitting)
review handout:
 Archaeological stages (periods)
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Week 4 Reading Assignment


Mexico
Ch. 4, "The Preclassic Period: Early Villagers," pp. 39-58

 Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.



Mexico
Ch. 5, "The Preclassic Period: Early Civilizations," pp. 59-76

 Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.

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Week 4 Video Explorations


Week 4 Day 8, Thursday, 25 September 2014 nlt 8:10

video:
Search for the Lost Cave People
(60 min., 1998, VC 3339)

film HomePage
course viewing guide

Search for the Lost Cave People video.

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Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset 3 October - nightfall 4 October 2014
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 13 October 2014
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 23 October 2014 (in Nepal, India and several other countries)
Week 9 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2014 All Saints' Day
2 November 2014 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 27 November 2014
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Wiki questions for the Midterm Exam are due by the end of Week 5, Friday, 3 October 2014


f2014 Informal Project Statement, or Project Proposal for your Case Study (up to 20 points)
due by the end of Week 5, Friday, 3 October 2014

The informal statement can be very straightforward. It's a simple statement of . . .

"Here's what I'm interested in doing. . . .

Here's why I'm interested in that. . . . 

Here's what I think will be useful for that project. . . .

What do you think?"

Or, it can be something like . . .

"I'm thinking about doing a project on X or Y, but can't make up my mind.

Here's what I'm interested in, and why. . . .

Here are some things that look like they might be useful for the project. . . .

What do you think?"

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Week 5 —Preclassic Period: Mesoamerica Identifies Itself
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Week 5 Memo

 

Preclassic

Mesoamerican Stages
(Periods)

 stages handout
(as defined by various authors)

(read from bottom to top)

V. Spanish Conquest  
IV. (slides: Postclassic.pptx)
III. Classic (slides: Classic.pptx)
II.

Mesoamerica Identifies Itself

  (slides: Preclassic_Late.pptx)
  (slides: Preclassic_Middle.pptx)
  (slides: Preclassic_Early.pptx)

 

I.

 

"Hunting / Gathering"

Archaic, or Incipient Agriculturalists

(slides: Archaic.pptx)



Sites:
  Tepexpan
(map) (slides: Tepexpan.ppt)
 
Tehuacán
(handout) (map) (slides: Tehuacan.ppt)
 
Cuello
(map) (slides: Cuello.ppt)


Cabeza Colosal nº1 del Museo Xalapa, San Lorenzo (Wikipedia)
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Week 5 Reading Assignment


Mexico
Mexico, Ch. 5, "The Preclassic Period: Early Civilizations," (cont.) pp. 76-102

 Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.




Review for Midsemester Exam

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Week 5 Video Explorations


Week 5 Day 9, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 nlt 8:41

video:
Excavations at La Venta
(29 min., VC 3284)

course viewing guide

Cabeza Colosal nº1 del Museo Xalapa, San Lorenzo (Wikipedia)

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Week 5 Day 10, Tuesday, 2 October 2014 nlt 8:20

video:
Looking for One Beginning: The Fallacy of Diffusionism
(51 min., 2001, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia CC100 .L66 2002 DVD)?

course viewing guide

Diffusion (anthropology) -- Wikipedia

Panel from the back of the golden throne of King Tut.

Kon-Tiki.
Kon-Tiki

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October  2014
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November  2014
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Catch up / Review / Preview
Midterm Exam

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Week 6 Memo

Ketchup
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Preclassic

Mesoamerican Stages
(Periods)

 stages handout
(as defined by various authors)

(read from bottom to top)

V. Spanish Conquest  
IV. (slides: Postclassic.pptx)
III. Classic (slides: Classic.pptx)
II.

Mesoamerica Identifies Itself

  (slides: Preclassic_Late.pptx)
  (slides: Preclassic_Middle.pptx)
  (slides: Preclassic_Early.pptx)

 

I.

 

"Hunting / Gathering"

Archaic, or Incipient Agriculturalists

(slides: Archaic.pptx)



Sites:
  Tepexpan
(map) (slides: Tepexpan.ppt)
 
Tehuacán
(handout) (map) (slides: Tehuacan.ppt)
 
Cuello
(map) (slides: Cuello.ppt)


Cabeza Colosal nº1 del Museo Xalapa, San Lorenzo (Wikipedia)
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Review for Midsemester Exam
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Thursday: Midterm Exam 1

The f2014 Ancient Middle America Midterm Exam will be on Thursday, 9 October 2014

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Review the materials

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Week 6 Reading Assignment


after exam . . .

The Maya
Ch. 3, "The Rise of the Maya Civilization," pp. 60-89

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

 
Week 6 Video Explorations


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Week 7 — The Classic Period
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Week 7 Memo

Review Midterm Exams
 Grades and Grading
"The Strike Zone"
"Grading Gymnastics . . ."

It's always a good idea to review the OWL's advice before every exam:

Writing Essays for Exams
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Basic Terms and Concepts in American Archaeology
[stages]

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review handout:
Archaeological stages
(periods)

Stages handout thumbnail.
(handout)
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the flagship site of the Classic is . . .

Teotihuacán

 WebPage
(slides)
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Classic

Mesoamerican Stages
(Periods)

 stages handout
(as defined by various authors)

(read from bottom to top)

V. Spanish Conquest  
IV. (slides: Postclassic.pptx)
III. Classic

(slides: Classic.pptx)

(chart : Classic_Terminal)
(chart: Classic_Late)
(chart: Classic_Early)

 

II. Mesoamerica Identifies Itself

(slides: Preclassici_Intro.pptx)

(slides: Preclassic_Late.pptx)
(slides: Preclassic_Middle.pptx)

(slides: Preclassic_Early.pptx)

 

I.

 

"Hunting / Gathering"

Archaic, or Incipient Agriculturalists

(slides: Archaic.pptx)



Sites:
  Tepexpan
(map) (slides: Tepexpan.ppt)
 
Tehuacán
(handout) (map) (slides: Tehuacan.ppt)
 
Cuello
(map) (slides: Cuello.ppt)
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 Middle American Classic Sites

(slides: Classic.pptx)

 

A.D.
925

800

 

Terminal Classic

 

Classic Maya collapse,
Putún ascendancy

 

 

 

Puuc , Maya

Chichén Itzá

 

A.D.
900

600

 

Late Classic

 

Bonampak murals

height of Maya civilization

reign of Pacal at Palenque

 

"Totonac"?

 

 

El Tajín

 

 

 

 

 

Zapotec

Xochicalco

Edzna

Cholula

Bonampak

Monte Albán IV

Monte Albán III-B

Palenque

Uxmal

El Tajín
(Veracruz)

Remojadas
(Veracruz)

Puuc

ca .
A.D.
700
-
650

 

Fall of Teotihuacán

 

 

A.D.
600

150
/ 250

 

 

Early Classic

 

 

height of Teotihuacán domination and influence

 

 

Teotihuacános

 

 

Teotihuacán III

 

 

 

 

Maya

Copán
(Yax K'uk Mo')

Tikal
(Petén)

Uaxactún
(Petén)

Monte Albán IIIb

Kaminal- juyú
(highland)
Esperanza phase

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Week 7 Reading Assignment


Mexico
Ch. 6, "The Classic Period," pp. 103-120
[Teotihuacán]

 Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.



The Maya
Ch. 9, "Maya Thought and Culture," pp. 218-249

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

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Week 7 Video Explorations


Week 7 Day 14, Thursday, 16 October 2014 nlt 8:43

video:
Teotihuacán: The City of the Gods
(27 min., 2002, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1219.1.T27 .T44 2001 DVD)

film HomePage
course viewing guide

Carving of Quetzal.coat.
Quetzalcoatl

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Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 23 October 2014 (in Nepal, India and several other countries)
Week 9 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2014 All Saints' Day
2 November 2014 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 27 November 2014
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September  2014
  S M T W T F S
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Week 8 — Classic Period Life
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Week 8 Memo


 Middle American Classic Sites

(slides: Classic.pptx)

 

A.D.
925

800

 

Terminal Classic

 

Classic Maya collapse,
Putún ascendancy

 

 

 

Puuc , Maya

Chichén Itzá

 

A.D.
900

600

 

Late Classic

 

Bonampak murals

height of Maya civilization

reign of Pacal at Palenque

 

"Totonac"?

 

 

El Tajín

 

 

 

 

 

Zapotec

Xochicalco

Edzna

Cholula

Bonampak

Monte Albán IV

Monte Albán III-B

Palenque

Uxmal

El Tajín
(Veracruz)

Remojadas
(Veracruz)

Puuc

ca .
A.D.
700
-
650

 

Fall of Teotihuacán

 

 

A.D.
600

150
/ 250

 

 

Early Classic

 

 

height of Teotihuacán domination and influence

 

 

Teotihuacános

 

 

Teotihuacán III

 

 

 

 

Maya

Copán
(Yax K'uk Mo')

Tikal
(Petén)

Uaxactún
(Petén)

Monte Albán IIIb

Kaminal- juyú
(highland)
Esperanza phase

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Week 8 Reading Assignment


Mexico
Ch. 6, "The Classic Period," pp. 121-135

 Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.



The Maya
Ch. 4, "Classic Splendor: The Early Period," pp. 89-99

Have a look at The Maya, "Dynastic Rulers of Classic Maya Cities," pp. 267-268

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

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Week 8 Video Explorations


Week 8 Day 16, Thursday, 23 October 2014 nlt 8:10

video:
episode 2 of the Spirits of the Jaguar series

"Forests of the Maya"

(60 min., 1997, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1430 .S65 2006 DVD)

"The Fifth World of the Aztecs"
that we saw Week 02 is another episode in the series

course viewing guide

Jaguar

The trunk of a Ceiba tree>
Wikipedia

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Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset 3 October - nightfall 4 October 2014
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 13 October 2014
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 23 October 2014 (in Nepal, India and several other countries)
Week 9 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2014 All Saints' Day
2 November 2014 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 27 November 2014
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September  2014
  S M T W T F S
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Week 9 — Classic Period Mathematics, Science, and Writing
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Week 9 Memo


slides:
Mesoamerican Mathematics
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Week 9 Day 17, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 nlt 8:40

video:
Culture and Math: The Maya
(15/31 min., 2006, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1435.3.M35 C85 2006 DVD)

film HomePage
course viewing guide

 Mayan numbers.

 Maya Numerals
 Wikipedia

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Week 9 Reading Assignment


The Maya
Ch. 4, "Classic Splendor: the Early Period," pp. 99-115

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.



The Maya
Ch. 5, "Classic Splendor: the Late Period," pp. 115-131
[Tikal]

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

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Week 9 Video Explorations


Week 9 Day 18, Thursday, 30 October 2014 nlt 8:16

video:
Cracking the Maya Code
(54 min, 2008, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1435.3.W75 C73 2008 DVD)

film HomePage
viewing guide

Maya glyphs in stucco at the Museo de sitio in Palenque, Mexico.

Maya glyphs in stucco at the Museo de sitio in Palenque, Mexico

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(NOTE: Only your abstract and working bibliography are due at the end of Week 10; your actual project is due at the end of Week 14.)
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Week 10 — The Classic Period: Economies and Empires
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Week 10 Memo


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Week 10 Reading Assignment


The Maya
Ch. 5, "Classic Splendor: the Late Period," pp. 131-160

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.



The Maya
Ch. 6, "The Terminal Classic," pp. 161-184

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

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Week 10 Video Explorations


Week 10 Day 19, Tuesday, 4 November 2014 nlt 8:10

video:
Maya Lords of the Jungle
(60 min., 1981, VC 212)

film HomePage
 course viewing guide

 l
 Maya stelae of Copán, Honduras
 Frederick Catherwood, 1839

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Week 10 Day 20, Thursday, 6 November 2014 nlt 8:10

video:

Out of the Past: "Artisans and Traders"
(60 min., 1993, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia CC165 .O97 1993b DVD Disc 2)

film HomePage
 course viewing guide


 Copan Jade
 Copán Jade
Honduras

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Week 11 — The Collapse
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 Week 11 Memo

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Week 11 Reading Assignment


Mexico
Ch. 8, "The Post-Classic Period: the Toltec State," pp. 157-180

 Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.



Mexico
Ch. 9, "The Post-Classic Period: Rival States," pp. 181-197

 Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.

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Week 11 Video Explorations


Week 11 Day 21, Tuesday, 11 November 2014 nlt 8:10

video:
Lost Kingdoms of the Maya
(60 min., 1993, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1435 .L67 2009 DVD)

film HomePage

 course viewing guide

 Video: Lost Kingdoms of the Maya

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Week 11 Day 22, Thursday, 13 November 2014 nlt 8:10

video:

Out of the Past: "The Collapse"
(60 min., 1993, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia CC165 .O97 1993b DVD Disc 4)
watch online

film HomePage

 course viewing guide

Collapse video header.

 Map of Major Mayan Archaeological Sites

 Map of the
 Mayan World
-- NOVA

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Week 4 Rosh Hashana from sunset 24 September - nightfall 26 September 2014
Week 5 Yom Kippur from sunset 3 October - nightfall 4 October 2014
Week 7 Thanksgiving (Canada) 13 October 2014
Week 8 Diwali ("festival of lights") 23 October 2014 (in Nepal, India and several other countries)
Week 9 Dia de los Muertos 1 November 2014 All Saints' Day
2 November 2014 All Souls' Day
Week 13 Thanksgiving (United States) 27 November 2014
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  S M T W T F S
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October  2014
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wk 9 26 27 28 29 30 31  
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The MA Case Study is due no later than the end of Week 13, Friday, 28 November 2014

AVISO: Late Case Study papers will not be accepted unless (1) arrangements for an alternate date have been arranged in advance, or (2) medical emergencies or similar extraordinary unexpected circumstances make it unfeasible to turn in the assignment by the announced due date.

Week 12 — The Postclassic Period

envelope
 Week 12 Memo

handout:
Postclassic

Stages handout thumbnail.
stages handout

(slides: Postclassic.pptx)

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Mesoamerican Stages
(Periods)

 stages handout
(as defined by various authors)

(read from bottom to top)

V. Spanish Conquest  
IV. (slides: Postclassic.pptx)
III. Classic

(slides: Classic.pptx)

(chart : Classic_Terminal)
(chart: Classic_Late)
(chart: Classic_Early)

 

II. Mesoamerica Identifies Itself

(slides: Preclassici_Intro.pptx)

(slides: Preclassic_Late.pptx)
(slides: Preclassic_Middle.pptx)

(slides: Preclassic_Early.pptx)

 

I.

 

"Hunting / Gathering"

Archaic, or Incipient Agriculturalists

(slides: Archaic.pptx)



Sites:
  Tepexpan
(map) (slides: Tepexpan.ppt)
 
Tehuacán
(handout) (map) (slides: Tehuacan.ppt)
 
Cuello
(map) (slides: Cuello.ppt)
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Week 12 Reading Assignment


The Maya
Ch. 7, "The Post-Classic," pp. 185-211

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

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Week 12 Video Explorations


Week 12 Day 24, Thursday, 20 November 2014 nlt 8:10

video:

[check/clean DVD disk]

Out of the Past: "New Worlds"
(60 min., 1993, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia CC165 .O97 1993b DVD Disc 1)
watch online

film HomePage

course viewing guide
view on-line at www.learner.org/

(registration required, but is free)

Tenochtitlan.

Tenochtitlán

Also in the Out of the Past series:

"Artisans and Traders"
(60 min., 1993, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia CC165 .O97 1993b DVD Disc 2)
watch online

"The Collapse"
(60 min., 1993, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia CC165 .O97 1993b DVD Disc 4)
watch online

 

Macchu Picchu

Macchu Picchu
(Across the Divide Expeditions)

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The MA Case Study is due no later than the end of Week 13, Friday, 28 November 2014

AVISO: Late Case Study papers will not be accepted unless (1) arrangements for an alternate date have been arranged in advance, or (2) medical emergencies or similar extraordinary unexpected circumstances make it unfeasible to turn in the assignment by the announced due date.

Wiki questions for the Ancient Middle America Final exam are due by the end of Week 14, Friday, 5 December 2014

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Week 13 — The Early Postclassic: Toltecs and "Toltecized" Maya

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Week 13 Memo

handout:
 Postclassic

 Stages handout thumbnail.
  stages handout

(slides: Postclassic.pptx)

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Week 13 Reading Assignment


Mexico
Ch. 10, "The Aztecs in 1519," pp. 198-232

have a look at . . .

Mexico
"Reigning Monarchs of the Aztec State" on p. 245

 Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.

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Week 13 Video Explorations


Week 13 Day 26, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 nlt 8:43

video:
Chichén Itzá: At the Mouth of the Well
(27 min., 2001, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1435.1.C5 C44 2001 DVD)

film HomePage

  course viewing guide

 The Observatory, Chichen Itza

The Observatory
(Edward Dawson)

Sacred Cenote at Chichen Itza.

Sacred Cenote at Chichén Itzá
Wikipedia

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Mesoamerican Stages
(Periods)

 stages handout
(as defined by various authors)

(read from bottom to top)

V. Spanish Conquest  
IV. (slides: Postclassic.pptx)
III. Classic

(slides: Classic.pptx)

(chart : Classic_Terminal)
(chart: Classic_Late)
(chart: Classic_Early)

 

II. Mesoamerica Identifies Itself

(slides: Preclassici_Intro.pptx)

(slides: Preclassic_Late.pptx)
(slides: Preclassic_Middle.pptx)

(slides: Preclassic_Early.pptx)

 

I.

 

"Hunting / Gathering"

Archaic, or Incipient Agriculturalists

(slides: Archaic.pptx)



Sites:
  Tepexpan
(map) (slides: Tepexpan.ppt)
 
Tehuacán
(handout) (map) (slides: Tehuacan.ppt)
 
Cuello
(map) (slides: Cuello.ppt)
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Week 14 — The Late Postclassic: Aztecs
(Week 14 starts on Thursday)
envelope
 
Week 14 Memo

course evaluation
Week 14 Day 28: Tuesday, 9 December 2014

 Lady Justice (Iustitia, the Roman Goddess of Justice.

Anth 3618 - 001
Course Call # = 29463
Semester = 3 Fall
Year = 14
 

Mesoamerican Stages
(Periods)

 stages handout
(as defined by various authors)

(read from bottom to top)

V. Spanish Conquest  
IV. (slides: Postclassic.pptx)
III. Classic

(slides: Classic.pptx)

(chart : Classic_Terminal)
(chart: Classic_Late)
(chart: Classic_Early)

 

II. Mesoamerica Identifies Itself

(slides: Preclassici_Intro.pptx)

(slides: Preclassic_Late.pptx)
(slides: Preclassic_Middle.pptx)

(slides: Preclassic_Early.pptx)

 

I.

 

"Hunting / Gathering"

Archaic, or Incipient Agriculturalists

(slides: Archaic.pptx)



Sites:
  Tepexpan
(map) (slides: Tepexpan.ppt)
 
Tehuacán
(handout) (map) (slides: Tehuacan.ppt)
 
Cuello
(map) (slides: Cuello.ppt)
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handout:
 Postclassic

 Stages handout thumbnail.
  stages handout

(slides: Postclassic.pptx)

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slides:
Aztec (.pptx)

 Aztec Map

 Map of the Aztec Empire

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Week 14 Reading Assignment


The Maya
Ch. 8, "Maya Life on the Eve of the Conquest," pp. 212-217

The Maya
Ch. 10, "The Enduring Maya," pp. 250-262

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

Mexico
"Epilogue," pp. 233-239

 Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.

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assignment:
Review for Final Exam

Laptop
Image of a blue book.

Final Exam information
is available at
<http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth3618/maexams.html#final>


Click on the various items for details

Review the materials

in your texts

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.
Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.



in your class notes
and on the
 video viewing guide



Useful Information:

  UMD Study Strategies
 
 Test Taking Strategies

  Learning Styles

  Listening Skills

  Taking Notes from Lectures

  Special Facilities / Arrangements

 Text Assignments Summary for Weeks 08 - 15

 Basic Information about the texts

  Writing Essays for Exams
  OWL, Online Writing Lab, Purdue University.
(Purdue University Online Writing Lab)

  Sample Exam Questions: Final

  extra help with exams

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Week 14 Video Explorations


Week 14 Day 27, Thursday, 4 December 2014 nlt 8:23

video:
Ancient Civilizations: "The Aztecs"
(47 min., 1999, VC 3530)

film HomePage

 course viewing guide

 Tenochtitlan.

 Tenochtitlán

Tepetlaoztoc Codex, Manuscript.

Tepetlaoztoc Codex, Manuscript

 Aztec Sunstone Calendar

Aztec Sunstone Calendar

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Week 14 Day 28, Tuesday, 9 December 2014 nlt 8:10

video:
Secrets of the Dead: "Aztec Massacre"
(60 min., 2008, UM DULUTH Library Multimedia F1219.73 .S43 2008 DVD)

film HomePage
  course viewing guide

 Aztec Massacre video.

 Cortes' Route into Mexico
 Cortes' Route into Mexico
(larger map)

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Ancient Middle America Final Exam

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The Live Chat for the Ancient Middle America Final Exam will be Thursday, 18 December 2014, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Sign in on Moodle logo..

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Week 15 — New Worlds: The Conquest
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Week 15 Memo
Week 16 Memo

 End of Semester Memo

Mesoamerican Stages
(Periods)

 stages handout
(as defined by various authors)

(read from bottom to top)

V. Spanish Conquest  
IV. (slides: Postclassic.pptx)
III. Classic

(slides: Classic.pptx)

(chart : Classic_Terminal)
(chart: Classic_Late)
(chart: Classic_Early)

 

II. Mesoamerica Identifies Itself

(slides: Preclassici_Intro.pptx)

(slides: Preclassic_Late.pptx)
(slides: Preclassic_Middle.pptx)

(slides: Preclassic_Early.pptx)

 

I.

 

"Hunting / Gathering"

Archaic, or Incipient Agriculturalists

(slides: Archaic.pptx)



Sites:
  Tepexpan
(map) (slides: Tepexpan.ppt)
 
Tehuacán
(handout) (map) (slides: Tehuacan.ppt)
 
Cuello
(map) (slides: Cuello.ppt)
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handout:
 Postclassic

 Stages handout thumbnail.
  stages handout

(slides: Postclassic.pptx)

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Week 15 Reading Assignment


Mexico
"Visiting Mexico
," pp. 240-243

 Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.

The Maya
"Visiting the Maya Area," pp. 263-266

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.

Review for Final Exam



assignment:
Review for Final Exam

Laptop
Image of a blue book.

Final Exam information
is available at
<http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anth3618/maexams.html#final>


Click on the various items for details

Review the materials

in your texts

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.
Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.



in your class notes
and on the
 video viewing guide



Useful Information:

  UMD Study Strategies
 
 Test Taking Strategies

  Learning Styles

  Listening Skills

  Taking Notes from Lectures

  Special Facilities / Arrangements

 Text Assignments Summary for Weeks 08 - 15

 Basic Information about the texts

  Writing Essays for Exams
  OWL, Online Writing Lab, Purdue University.
(Purdue University Online Writing Lab)

  Sample Exam Questions: Final

  extra help with exams

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Week 15 Video Explorations


Week 15 Day 29, Thursday, 11 December 2014 nlt 8:18

video:

The Sweat of the Sun
(52 min., 1975, VC 169)
(slides)

course viewing guide

Three major driving forces of early exploration and colonization of Middle and South America were . . .
spices
"pagan" souls to be saved
gold

and after 1531, silver

(historically Mexico has provided almost one-third of the world's silver;
Peru was the second largest producer of silver;
the Spanish "piece of eight" eight-real coin became the first world currency, after the Spanish currency reform of 1497)

Sweat of the Sun is a comparative look at gold . . .

At the very end of the film note the similarities between some of these practices at Laguna de Guatavita (Columbia) and the offerings at the sacred cenote at Chichén Itzá

 

Aztec gold.
Aztec Gold

 

 

Aztec gold.

Aztec Gold

Inca Gold

Inca Gold

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Wiki questions for the Ancient Middle America Final exam are due by the end of Week 14, Friday, 5 December 2014

The Live Chat for the Ancient Middle America Final Exam will be Thursday, 18 December 2014, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Sign in on Moodle logo..

The f2014 Ancient Middle America Final Exam will be at 10:00-11:55 a.m. on Friday, 19 December 2014, in Cina 214

REM: Bring your Laptop
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Firefox
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Week 16

Final Exam Week

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End of Term Memo
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Week 16 Reading Assignment



Review the materials

in your texts

Text, The Maya, 8th Edition, Michael D. Coe.
Text, Mexico, 7th Edition, Michael D. Coe and Rex Koontz.



in your class notes
and on the
 video viewing guide



Useful Information:

  UMD Study Strategies
 
 Test Taking Strategies

  Learning Styles

  Listening Skills

  Taking Notes from Lectures

  Special Facilities / Arrangements

 Text Assignments Summary for Weeks 08 - 15

 Basic Information about the texts

  Writing Essays for Exams
  OWL, Online Writing Lab, Purdue University.
(Purdue University Online Writing Lab)

  Sample Exam Questions: Final

  extra help with exams

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For Week's Activities see Moodle

These include items like Forum postings on timely issues, video evaluation feedback, Live Chats (for exam prep and project information), making up exam questions, Project information (on term Presentation and Term Paper), and (from time to time) other activities,

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Copan Sculpture
Copán, Honduras

Danzante Figure
Danzante
Monte Albán

 

Map of Major Mayan Archaeological Sites
Mayan World

 

 

Copan Jade
Copán Jade
Honduras

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Pyramid of the Sun, Teotihuacan, Mexico.
Pyramid of the Sun
Teotihuacán, Mexico

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