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From the archaic period, through the great Mayan civilization and the "Middle" civilizations of Olmecs, Toltecs and others, to the glory of the Aztecs, this classic study offers a comprehensive survey of the extent and variety of pre-Columbian civilizations in the New World. Profusely illustrated with 47 black-and-white plates, 86 text figures. New Introduction by Bruce E. Byland. Bibliography. Index, Map. Diagram of American Chronology.
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Originally published in 1928 by the Anthropological Handbook Fund, New York. The extent and variety of pre-Columbian civilizations in the New World come to life in this work from the golden age of anthropology. The author was assistant curator of anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History. Includes b&w photos and drawings of sculpture, motifs, and archaeological sites. This edition contains a new introduction.
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Classic study of pre-Columbian civilizations in the New World. Maya, Olmecs, Toltecs, Aztecs, many others. History, gods, calendars, religions, ceremonies, more. 47 black-and-white plates. 86 text figures.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-270 p.) and index.
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