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Ancient Mexico & Central America: Archaeology and Culture History

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Publisher Comments:

This authoritative book explores every aspect of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, from Paleo-Indian times to the sixteenth century. It provides overviews of the best-known regional cultures, such as those of the Olmecs, Maya, Zapotecs, and Aztecs, as well as balanced coverage of Mesoamerica as a whole.

The book covers every major site, from La Venta and Monte Albán to Teotihuacan, Palenque, and Tenochtitlan. It includes detailed discussion of major cultural themes, such as the ball game, and is lavishly illustrated with photographs, drawings, and maps. It has now been thoroughly updated to include new interpretations and recent discoveries.

Book News Annotation:

Attractive illustrations and photographs are abundant in this updated text from Evans (anthropology, Pennsylvania State U.) characterizing the prehistory of Mesoamerica, from 8000 BC until the years following Spanish conquest. Details regarding the region's geography and ecology; its interacting peoples, their tools, artwork, industry, and cosmology; and defining events and discoveries on the topic are included in 20 chapters, organized chronologically. Reference maps on significant sites are appended. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Winner of the 2005 Society for American Archaeology Book Award.

Synopsis:

This authoritative book explores every aspect of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, from Paleo-Indian times to the sixteenth century. It provides overviews of the best-known regional cultures, such as those of the Olmecs, Maya, Zapotecs, and Aztecs, as well as balanced coverage of Mesoamerica as a whole.The book covers every major site, from La Venta and Monte Alban to Teotihuacan, Palenque, and Tenochtitlan. It includes detailed discussion of major cultural themes, such as the ball game, and is lavishly illustrated with photographs, drawings, and maps. It has now been thoroughly updated to include new interpretations and recent discoveries.

About the Author

Susan Toby Evans is Professor of Archaeology at Pennsylvania State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500287149
Author:
Evans, Susan Toby
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Latin America - Central America
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
459 illustrations, 80 in color
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

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History and Social Science » Archaeology » Central and South America
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"Synopsis" by , This authoritative book explores every aspect of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, from Paleo-Indian times to the sixteenth century. It provides overviews of the best-known regional cultures, such as those of the Olmecs, Maya, Zapotecs, and Aztecs, as well as balanced coverage of Mesoamerica as a whole.The book covers every major site, from La Venta and Monte Alban to Teotihuacan, Palenque, and Tenochtitlan. It includes detailed discussion of major cultural themes, such as the ball game, and is lavishly illustrated with photographs, drawings, and maps. It has now been thoroughly updated to include new interpretations and recent discoveries.
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