Fanning the Sacred Flame: Mesoamerican Studies in Honor of by Matthew A. Boxt, Brian D. Dillon

By Matthew A. Boxt, Brian D. Dillon

Fanning the Sacred Flame: Mesoamerican reviews in Honor of H. B. Nicholson comprises twenty-two unique papers in tribute to H. B. "Nick" Nicholson, a pioneer of Mesoamerican examine. His highbrow legacy is well-known via Mesoamerican archaeologists, artwork historians, ethnohistorians, and ethnographers--students, colleagues, and pals who derived notion and encouragement from him all through their very own careers. every one bankruptcy, which offers unique study encouraged by means of Nicholson, can pay tribute to the trainer, author, lecturer, pal, and mentor who grew to become a legend inside of his personal lifetime.

Covering all of Mesoamerica throughout all time classes, participants contain Patricia R. Anawalt, Alfredo López Austin, Anthony Aveni, Robert M. Carmack, David C. Grove, Richard D. Hansen, Leonardo López Luján, Kevin Terraciano, and extra. Eloise Quiñones Keber presents an intensive biographical caricature, detailing Nicholson's educational trip. ebook supported, partly, by way of The Patterson origin and several other inner most donors.

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Cline, assoc. vol. ed. John B. Glass, pp. 207–217. Handbook of Middle American Indians, vol. 13, Robert Wauchope, gen. ed. University of Texas Press, Austin. 1979a Central Mexico. In Pre-Columbian Art from the Land Collection by H. B. Nicholson, Alana Cordy-Collins, and Lewis K. Land, pp. 105–112. California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco. 1979b Correlating Mesoamerican Historical Traditions with Archaeological Sequences: Some Methodological Considerations. Actes du XLIIe Congrès International des Américanistes, Paris, September 2–9, 1976, 9-B: 187–198.

Nicholson and the Archaeological Bug holdings are “documentation, inventories, maps, photographs, artifact descriptions and analysis, field notes, correspondence, progress reports” (UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History Cerro Portezuelo Archives 1954–1962). Analysis of some of the excavated materials was made possible in 1961 by a National Science Foundation Fellowship. In 1962 Clement Meighan conducted a brief surface survey of Cerro Portezuelo and the surrounding areas, and a second excavation in the area followed at the site of Chimalhuacán.

But the set of volumes on ethnohistory, under the editorship of Howard F. Cline, with Charles Gibson, John B. Glass, and H. B. Nicholson as associate volume editors, was unique to it. For volume 13 of the Handbook, Nicholson (1973b: 207–217) contributed a study of Bernardino de Sahagún’s Primeros Memoriales. This section of the sixteenth-century Franciscan missionary’s massive ethnographic and linguistic study of the Aztecs, which he called the Historia General de las Cosas de Nueva España, was the result of research carried out around 1559–1561 in Tepepulco, Hidalgo, with the indispensable assistance of an indigenous, multilingual team of missionary-trained interviewers, translators, and artists.

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