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Ancient Mexico & Central America : archaeology and culture history

Author: Susan Toby Evans
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book covers every aspect of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, from Paleoindian times to the sixteenth century. It provides overviews of the best-known regional cultures, as well as balanced coverage of Mesoamerica as a whole, encompassing within the larger story the development of regions such as West Mexico, Guerrero, the Gulf lowlands, and the northern and southern frontiers of Mesoamerica." "This book is a guide  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guide (Descripteur de forme)
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Toby Evans
ISBN: 0500284407 9780500284407 0500051275 9780500051276
OCLC Number: 55125990
Description: 608 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Mesoamerica, Middle America, and its peoples --
Ch. 1. Ancient Mesoamerica, the civilization and its antecedents --
Ch. 2. Ecology and culture : Mesoamerican beginnings --
Ch. 3. Archaic foragers, collectors, and farmers (8000-2000 BC) --
Ch. 4. The initial formative (c.2000-1200 BC) --
Pt. 2. Complex societies of the formative --
Ch. 5. The Olmecs : early formative (c.1200-900/800 BC) --
Ch. 6. The Olmecs : middle formative (c.900-600 BC) --
Ch. 7. Middle to late formative cultures (c. 600/500-300 BC) --
Ch. 8. The emergence of states in the late formative (300 BC-AD 1) --
Ch. 9. The terminal formative (AD 1-300) --
Pt. 3. Cultures of the early classic --
Ch. 10. Teotihuacan and its international influence (AD 250/300-600) --
Ch. 11. The Maya in the early classic (AD 250-600) --
Pt. 4. Late classic, classic collapse, and epiclassic --
Ch. 12. The lowland Maya : apogee and collapse (AD 600-900) --
Ch. 13. The late classic and epiclassic in the West (AD 600-1000/1100) --
Ch. 14. The Maya in the terminal classic and early postclassic (AD 800-1200) --
Ch. 15. The rise of Tula and other epiclassic transformations (AD 900-1200) --
Pt. 5. The postclassic and the rise of the Aztecs --
Ch. 16. The middle postclassic (1200s-1430) --
Ch. 17. The Aztecs : an empire is born (1325-1440) --
Ch. 18. The Aztec empire develops (1440-1481) --
Ch. 19. The Aztec empire at its height (1481-1519) --
Ch. 20. The conquest of Mexico and its aftermath.
Other Titles: Ancient Mexico and Central America
Responsibility: Susan Toby Evans.

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"This book covers every aspect of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, from Paleoindian times to the sixteenth century. It provides overviews of the best-known regional cultures, as well as balanced coverage of Mesoamerica as a whole, encompassing within the larger story the development of regions such as West Mexico, Guerrero, the Gulf lowlands, and the northern and southern frontiers of Mesoamerica." "This book is a guide for travelers, students, scholars and anyone interested in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica."--BOOK JACKET.

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