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Flower World - Mundo Florido, vol. 3
Music Archaeology of the Americas - Arqueomusicología de las Américas


edited by Matthias Stöckli and Mark Howell

The third volume in a bilingual book series Flower World - Music Archaeology of the Americas that aims to raise the study of ancient music and music-related activities in the pre-Columbian Americas to a new level. The series features scientific investigations by renowned scholars of both past and living music traditions in South, Central and North America. Case studies and the results of field research projects applying a variety of music-archaeological approaches. This volume includes eight articles on North America, Mesoamerica, and the Andes. Black/white and color drawings and photographs.

Contents: Richard Keeling: Answering Herzog (1935): An Historical Model for North American Indian Music; James A. Rees, Jr.: Turtles, Faces, and Cups: Extending the Inventory of Possible Rattling Soundmakers Depicted in the Spiro Shell Engravings; Emily J. Brown: Music of the Center Place: The Instruments of Chaco Canyon; Dorothee Judith Arndt: The Quadruple Flutes of Teotihuacan Resurfaced; Gonzalo Sánchez Santiago y Ricardo Higelin Ponce de León: El quego xilla en la antigua Oaxaca: Una aproximación a los idiófonos de ludimiento; Kong F. Cheong, Roger Blench, Paul F. Healy, and Terry G. Powis: Ancient Maya Musical Encore: Analysis of Ceramic Musical Instruments from Pacbitun, Belize and the Maya Subarea; Alexander Herrera, Juan Pablo Espitia Hurtado, Jorge Gregorio García Moncada y Alejandro Morris: Arqueomusicología de las trompetas de caracol andinas de concha y cerámica: Distribución, organología y acústica; Christiane Clados: Beyond Music: Non-Musical Uses of Music Instruments in Paracas and Nasca Iconography. Some articles in English, others in Spanish.

Published by Ekho VERLAG (Berlin), 2014. 192 pp. ISBN: 978-3-944415-17-8 (Hard cover).

$79.00 (shipping included). Order code UC126.