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Ancient life in Mexico and Central America

Author: Edgar L Hewett
Publisher: Indianapolis, New YorK : Bobbs-Merrill Co., [©1936]
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Hewett, Edgar L. (Edgar Lee), 1865-1946.
Ancient life in Mexico and Central America.
Indianapolis, New York, Bobbs-Merrill Co. [©1936]
(OCoLC)610284144
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edgar L Hewett
OCLC Number: 666443
Notes: "First edition."
Description: xx pages, 1 leaf, 23-364 pages : including frontispiece, diagram plates, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. I. On the writing of ancient American history. pt. II. The northern threshold of Anahuac. The Plains Indians --
The coast people --
The desert communities --
Between Pueblo and Aztec lands. 1. Tarahumaras, Tepahuanas, migration routes. 2. The country of the Chichimecos. pt. III. Debris of an ancient world : Mexico. The ancient Aztec-Toltec land --
1. The land and its legends. The Aztecs --
The legendary Toltecs. 2. The archaeology of Anahuac. Aztec ruins --
Toltec ruins. The marginal cultures. 1. The Tarascans --
2. The Totonacs --
3. The Zapotecs. pt. IV. Debris of an ancient world: Central America. Maya-Quiché land. 1. The western frontier --
2. The Yucatecans --
3. The central towns --
4. The southern Maya. The greater monuments --
The lesser monuments. The archaic stratum. pt. V. Intellectual, esthetic, and spiritual attainments. Attemps at knowledge --
Mexican and Central American art --
Religion in the cultural evolution --
Daily life. pt. VI. The cataclysm that broke over America. Where destiny was forged --
A continent unveiled: a race's tragedy --
Modern life in Mexico and Central America. 1. The Otomi --
2. The Aztecs --
3. The Tarascans --
4. The Zapotec-Mixtecs --
5. The modern Maya --
6. Quiché and Cakchiquel. A race's future.
Responsibility: by Edgar L. Hewett.

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