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Ballplayers and bonesetters : one hundred ancient Aztec and Maya jobs you might have adored or abhorred

Author: Laurie Coulter; Martha Newbigging
Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes 100 jobs that an ancient Aztec, Maya, or other Mesoamerican might have had.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Coulter; Martha Newbigging
ISBN: 9781554511419 1554511410 9781554511402 1554511402
OCLC Number: 216940770
Target Audience: For ages 9-12.
Description: 96 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Who was who in Mesoamerica --
Society's pyramid --
Borrowers and transformers --
A very crowded cosmos --
Early job training --
City-State jobs --
Pyramid-Temple building jobs --
Palace jobs --
Food and drink jobs --
Everyday crafts jobs --
Luxury crafts jobs --
Trade and market jobs --
Temple jobs --
Ceremonial jobs --
Military jobs --
Health and beauty jobs --
Beast, bird, and bug jobs --
After the Spanish conquest --
Recommended further reading --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: by Laurie Coulter ; art by Martha Newbigging.

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A humorously illustrated guide to 100 historically accurate jobs in pre-conquest Mesoamerica offers a unique view of one of the most remarkable civilizations of all time. The book includes timeline,  Read more...

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