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Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

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Michael D. Coe’s Mexico has long been recognized as the most readable and authoritative introduction to the region’s ancient civilizations. This companion to his best-selling The Maya has now been revised by Professor Coe and Rex Koontz.

The seventh edition incorporates new findings in a number of disciplines. The solution to the long-standing puzzle of the origin of maize-farming has at last been solved, and spectacular new discoveries shed light on Mexico’s earliest civilization, the Olmec culture. At the great city of Teotihuacan, recent investigations in the earliest monumental pyramid indicate the antiquity of certain sacrificial practices and the symbolism of the pyramid. Expanded information on the Huastec region of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico is included, while discoveries in the sacred precinct of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan have led to a refined understanding of the history and symbolism of this hallowed area.

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“Masterly. . . . The complexities of Mexico’s ancient cultures are perceptively presented and interpreted.” —Library Journal

About the Author

Michael D. Coe is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Yale University. His books include The Maya, Mexico, Breaking the Maya Code, Angkor and the Khmer Civilization, and

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500290767
Author:
Coe, Michael D.
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Author:
Koontz, Rex
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
World History-Mexico
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
182 illustrations, 20 in color
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.25 in

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History and Social Science » Archaeology » Central and South America
History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » Archaeology » Mexico
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Mexico

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