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MONTE ÁLBAN

Settlement Patterns at the Ancient Zapotec Capital


RICHARD E. BLANTON
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana

With a New Prologue by the Author

From the reviews . . .

“We have [Blanton] and his colleagues to thank for some exceedingly enlightening information about the development of an early complex society. . . . His volume . . . is a significant contribution to our knowledge and a stimulus to the discussion of important ideas.”
Robert D. Drennan in Reviews in Anthropology

“Blanton presents a detailed reconstruction of the origin, growth, and ultimate decay of this major pre-Columbian urban center. . . . The descriptions of the main plaza and the various site divisions are a masterly piece of archaeological reporting.”
William T. Sanders and Robert S. Santley in Science

“[A] major study on the overall settlement form, function, and the changes therein through time for one of the greatest of Mesoamerican pre-Columbian centers. . . . The work provides a data base for many fascinating questions.”
Gordon R. Willey in Hispanic American Historical Review

A volume in the series Foundations of Archaeology

ISBN 978-0-9719587-9-1/paperback/484 pp./illus./May 2004/$49.50