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El jade y otras piedras verdes: Perspectivas interdisciplinarias e interculturales

edited by Walburga Wiesheu and Gabriela Guzzy

Jade is a unique stone. Its exquisite range of colors, its hardness and durability, its transparency and delicate luster, besides its sound qualities, made it the incarnation of human and cultural values for ancient Mesoamerican and Eastern civilizations. At times considered more precious than gold or silver, mystical and magic powers, as well as curative ones, have been attributed to it throughout human history. With a multidisciplinary and intercultural perspective, this volume brings together 11 studies on different aspects related to this material: geochemical and archaeometric analyses, experimental archaeology, and anthropological study, which together provide a wide view of the sociocultural importance and the deep symbolic and ideological connotations that jade and other green stones have had in several regions of ancient Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, China, and Korea. In Spanish.

Published by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico, D.F.), 2012. 323 pp. ISBN: 978-607-484-335-4.

$22.00 (shipping included). Order code IN378.