Olmecs: America's First Civilization (Ancient Peoples and Places)

Richard Diehl

Published by Thames and Hudson, 2004
ISBN 10: 0500021198 / ISBN 13: 9780500021194
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
From Books Express (Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0500021198

About this title:

Synopsis: The Olmecs of southern Mexico are America's oldest civilization and Mesoamerica's "Mother Culture." Long famous for their colossal heads carved from giant boulders, the Olmecs have fascinated the public and archaeologists alike since the 1940s when National Geographic magazine reported the initial explorations of their centers. Despite well-publicized discoveries of spectacular basalt sculptures, portable jade objects, and richly decorated pottery vessels, until recently almost nothing was known about Olmec history, foreign contacts, and daily life. Now archaeologists have recovered information that allows them to assemble a reasonably complete picture of Olmec culture and its impact on later Mexican civilizations.
The Olmecs established the first cities in the Americas on high ground overlooking the rivers that meander across southeastern Mexico's fertile coastal lowlands. Between the thirteenth and sixth centuries BC, rulers of San Lorenzo and La Venta oversaw the construction of palaces, pyramids, plazas, richly stocked tombs, and religious sanctuaries, and commissioned hundreds of sculptures carved from raw basalt. Thousands of Olmec farmers supported themselves and their leaders by growing maize and other domesticated plants. Rulers and priests interceded on behalf of the entire society with the gods and spirits, while merchants ventured into distant lands searching for rare stones, shells, animal pelts, feathers, and exotic foods such as cacao.
The Olmecs presents the first modern overview of information from recent archaeological field projects and studies of Olmec art. Profusely illustrated, it will become the standard work on this enigmatic culture.

About the Author: Richard A. Diehl is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, where he serves as Executive Director of University of Alabama Museums and Director of the Alabama Museum of Natural History.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Olmecs: America's First Civilization (...
Publisher: Thames and Hudson
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

various
Published by Society of Antiquaries of London (2017)
ISBN 10: 0500021198 ISBN 13: 9780500021194
Used Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ACCESS
(Kirkcaldy, FIFE, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Society of Antiquaries of London, 2017. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. Soft cover. Light cover wear otherwise very clean and crisp. No inscriptions. Tight. Seller Inventory # 002954

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 17.18
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.06
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Richard A. Diehl
Published by Thames & Hudson (2004)
ISBN 10: 0500021198 ISBN 13: 9780500021194
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2004. Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP66269104

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 23.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Diehl, Richard
Published by Thames and Hudson
ISBN 10: 0500021198 ISBN 13: 9780500021194
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
glenthebookseller
(Montgomery, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames and Hudson. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0500021198 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc. Seller Inventory # Z0500021198Z3

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 24.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Diehl, Richard
Published by Thames and Hudson (2004)
ISBN 10: 0500021198 ISBN 13: 9780500021194
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Buyback Express
(Alton, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames and Hudson, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Good condition with reasonable wear. Clean, mark-free interior! SHIPS WITHIN 24 HOURS! Tracking Provided. DHL processing & USPS delivery for an average of 3-5 Day Standard & 2-3 Day Expedited! FREE INSURANCE! Fast & Personal Support! Careful Packaging. No Hassle, Full Refund Return Policy!. Seller Inventory # mon0000882032

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 22.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.97
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Diehl, Richard
Published by Thames and Hudson (2004)
ISBN 10: 0500021198 ISBN 13: 9780500021194
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
HPB-Ohio
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames and Hudson, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May include supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # mon0001167838

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 24.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Diehl, Richard A.
Published by Thames & Hudson, London (2004)
ISBN 10: 0500021198 ISBN 13: 9780500021194
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Carothers and Carothers
(Albany, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, London, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 208 p. : ill. (some col.), maps. Series: Ancient peoples and places ; 112. Binding fresh, corners sharp, minor bumping to foot of top board; contents as new. Dust wrapper as new but for slight edgewear to head and foot of spine. 790 grams. Seller Inventory # 003902

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 30.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Richard Diehl
Published by Thames and Hudson (2004)
ISBN 10: 0500021198 ISBN 13: 9780500021194
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames and Hudson, 2004. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0500021198-2-4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 36.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Diehl, Richard
Published by Thames and Hudson (2004)
ISBN 10: 0500021198 ISBN 13: 9780500021194
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
HPB-Dallas
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames and Hudson, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May include supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # mon0001648166

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 32.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Richard A. Diehl
Published by Thames & Hudson (2004)
ISBN 10: 0500021198 ISBN 13: 9780500021194
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0500021198

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 33.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Richard Diehl
ISBN 10: 0500021198 ISBN 13: 9780500021194
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Best Book Discounts
(Temple Terrace, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: Very Good. In good condition & ready for quick shipment to any US location. Seller Inventory # 4184847

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 41.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.85
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are 10 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book