The Olmec and Their Neighbors

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The Olmec and Their Neighbors

Essays in Memory of Matthew W. Stirling

By: Elizabeth P. Benson

Publication date: March 2024
ISBN: 9780884025085

Twenty-one essays on the Olmec were written for this volume in tribute to Matthew W. Stirling, “pioneer archaeologist, ethnologist, and the discoverer of the Olmec civilization.”

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Matthew Williams Stirling (1896–1975) was an American pioneer archaeologist and ethnologist, best known for his discoveries and work relating to the Olmec civilization. This book contains twenty-one essays on the Olmec, written for this volume in tribute to Stirling, and carefully complied and edited by Elizabeth Benson.

Pages: 360
Language: English
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University
Edition: first paperback
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Elizabeth P. Benson

Elizabeth P. Benson (1924–2018) was an art historian known for her extensive contributions over a long career to the study of Pre-Columbian art, in particular that of Mesoamerica and the Andes. A former Andrew S. Keck Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art History at the American University in Washington, D.C., Benson had also a long association with Dumbarton Oaks, where she served as curator of the collection of Pre-Columbian artworks, and then, most influentially, as the inaugural Director of Pre-Columbian Studies.