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In this concise, yet sweeping look at the origins and development of ancient New World civilizations, Richard Adams provides a superb introductory overview of these unique and fascinating cultures. Incorporating the latest breakthroughs in the study of the cultures of Mesoamerica and the Andes, Adams examines the development of the Olmec, Maya, Aztec, and Inca peoples, among others, from simple agricultural societies to urban civilizations with complex transportation networks, distinct social hierarchies, rich artistic and religious traditions, and writing systems that have defied anthropological investigation until recently.The question of why these thriving cultures collapsed so suddenly when faced with the European conquest is explored, as are comparisons with ancient Old World civilizations of the Middle East and Asia.

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"In this concise, yet sweeping look at the origins and development of ancient New World civilizations, Richard Adams provides a superb introductory overview of these unique and fascinating cultures. In"

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-146) and index.

About the Author

Richard E.W. Adams is professor of anthropology at the University of Texas. His many scholarly publications include Prehistoric Mesoamerica.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813313832
Editor:
McNeill, William H.
Editor:
Dunn, Ross E.
Editor:
McNeill, William H.
Author:
Adams, Richard E. W.
Author:
Dunn, Ross E.
Publisher:
Westview Press
Location:
Boulder, Colo. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
America
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Indians of mexico
Subject:
Indians of central america
Subject:
Indians of south america
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
South America Antiquities.
Subject:
World
Subject:
Indians of Mexico -- Antiquities.
Subject:
Indians of Central America -- Antiquities.
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Essays in World History
Series Volume:
no. 18
Publication Date:
19970831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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