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The Aztecs, Maya, and their predecessors : archaeology of Mesoamerica

Author: Muriel Porter Weaver
Publisher: San Diego : Academic Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Gives an introduction to the archaeology of Mesoamerica and has coverage of the Aztec and Maya areas. This work begins with the settling of the New World and continuing through the Spanish conquest  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weaver, Muriel Porter.
Aztecs, Maya, and their predecessors.
San Diego : Academic Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)872655358
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Muriel Porter Weaver
ISBN: 0127390650 9780127390659 0012639990 9780012639993
OCLC Number: 25832740
Description: xix, 567 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction: Humans Find Mesoamerica --
A Geographic Area of Cultural Unity --
Early Human Evidence --
Ch. 2. Humans Become Farmers --
Tehuacan Valley --
Basin of Mexico --
Tamaulipas --
Oaxaca, Southern Mexico, and Coastal Sites --
Ch. 3. Setting the Mesoamerican Pattern and the Role of the Olmec --
West Mexico --
Central Highlands --
Guerrero --
Oaxaca --
The Olmec --
Great Preclassic Ceramic Traditions --
Ch. 4. Monuments, Wealth, and Complex Societies --
The Basin of Mexico --
Teotihuacan --
West Mexico --
Tlaxcala and Puebla --
Oaxaca --
The Maya Region --
The Southeast Periphery --
The Southeastern Highlands --
Southern Maya Lowlands --
Tikal --
Belize --
The Northern Region from the Gulf to the Caribbean --
Ch. 5. Codices, Calendrics, and Maya Writing --
Books, Calendrics, and Writing --
The Codices --
Other Early Maya Books --
Time-Keeping: The Calendar Round --
The Maya "Zero," Numbers, and Counting --
The Maya Long Count (Initial Series) --
Deciphering Maya Hieroglyphs --
A Roster of Early Mesoamerican Dates --
Ch. 6. Teotihuacan and Its Neighbors: The Maya Kings and a New Order --
Teotihuacan --
Puebla-Tlaxcala --
Xochicalco --
The Nuine --
Oaxaca --
El Tajin and the Ball Game --
Central and Southern Veracruz --
El Salvador --
Guatemala Valley --
The Lowland Maya: A.D. 300-1200 --
Tikal --
Belize --
Copan --
Quirigua --
The Southeast Periphery --
The West --
The Usumacinta Sites --
The "Collapse" in the Southern Lowlands --
Southern Campeche and Central Yucatan --
Northern Yucatan --
The Putun (Chontal-Maya) and the Itza --
Ch. 7. Tula and the Toltecs --
Tollan, Tula, and the Toltecs --
The Postclassic in Oaxaca --
Chichen Itza and the Toltecs --
Ch. 8. Final Scenes: The Maya, the Tarascans, and the Aztecs --
The Maya --
The Tarascans --
The Aztecs --
Ch. 9. Mesoamerica in Perspective --
The Southern Classic Lowland Maya --
Teotihuacan --
The Maya of Northern Yucatan --
The Mexica --
The Tarascans.
Responsibility: Muriel Porter Weaver.
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