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Reading Assignments

From the textbooks:

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

Week
01

Mexico
, "Preface," pp. 7-8

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

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

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

Look over Mexico, "Chronological Table" on p. 244
Week
02
The Maya, "Preface, pp. 7-10

The Maya, "Introduction," pp. 10-26

The Maya
, "Introduction," pp. 26-40

Look over The Maya, "Further Readings," pp. 249-253
Week
03
Mexico, Ch. 3, "The Archaic Period," pp. 26-38

The Maya, Ch. 2, "The Earliest Maya," pp. 40-59
Week
04
Mexico, Ch. 4, "The Preclassic Period: Early Villagers," pp. 39-58

Mexico, Ch. 5, "The Preclassic Period: Early Civilizations," pp. 59-76
Week
05

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

Review for Midsemester Exam

Week
06

First Exam

The first exam will cover the above materials, in-class videos / movies, and lectures.

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

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After exam . . .

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

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Week
07

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

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

Week
08
Mexico, Ch. 6, "The Classic Period," pp. 121-135

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
Week
09
The Maya, Ch. 4, "Classic Splendor: the Early Period," pp. 99-115

The Maya, Ch. 5, "Classic Splendor: the Late Period," pp. 115-131 [Tikál]
Week
10
The Maya, Ch. 5, "Classic Splendor: the Late Period," pp. 131-160

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

Mexico, Ch. 7, "The Epiclassic Period," pp. 136-156
Week
11
Mexico, Ch. 8, "The Post-Classic Period: the Toltec State," pp. 157-180

Mexico, Ch. 9, "The Post-Classic Period: Rival States," pp. 181-197
Week
12
The Maya, Ch. 7, "The Post-Classic," pp. 185-211
Week
13
Mexico, Ch. 10, "The Aztecs in 1519," pp. 198-232

Have a look at "Reigning Monarchs of the Aztec State" on p. 245
Week
14

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

Mexico, "Epilogue," pp. 233-239

Week
15

Mexico, "Visiting Mexico," pp. 240-243

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

Review for Final Exam


Review, with emphasis on materials since the midsemester exam.
Week
16

Final Exam

The f2013 Ancient Middle America Final Exam will be at 10:00-11:55 a.m. on Friday, 19 December 2014, in Cina 214

Please see changes outlined in the Final Exam Changes Due to Technical Problems in Cina Hall Memo

REM: Bring your Laptop
Laptop
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The final exam will cover materials from the entire quarter, but will emphasize materials since the midsemester, in-class videos / movies, and lectures.

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