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Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Symposia and Colloquia
A Pre-Columbian World
Jeffrey Quilter, Mary E. Miller

The articles in this book conceptualize the ancient New World through new and varied approaches, from iconography to the history of anthropology. The many essays in this volume explore the vast vista of the Pre-Columbian world, including representations of history, memory, and knowledge in Andean visual imagery and Pre-Columbian narrative, the ideology of rain making, and Maya beliefs about animal transformations.