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

Author: Muriel Porter Weaver
Publisher: [New York] : Routledge, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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The Third Edition of this highly successful introduction to the archaeology of Mesoamerica includes full coverage of the Aztec and Maya areas in one volume. Beginning with the settling of the New World and continuing through the Spanish conquest of Mesoamerica in 1521, this completely updated textbook includes the deciphering of Maya hieroglyphs, the dynamic history of the Maya, the new royal tomb excavated at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Muriel Porter Weaver
ISBN: 9781315418933 1315418932 9781315418919 1315418916 9781315418926 1315418924 9781315418902 1315418908
OCLC Number: 1120721709
Description: 1 online resource (596 pages).
Contents: Introduction: Man Finds Mesoamerica. Man Becomes a Farmer. Setting The Mesoamerican Pattern and the Role of the Olmec. Monuments, Wealth and Complex Societies. Codices, Calendrics and Maya Writing. Teotihuacan and Its Neighbors: The Maya Kings and a New Order. Tula and The Toltecs. Final Scenes: The Maya, The Tarascans and the Aztecs. Mesoamerica in Perspective. Glossary. References. Index.
Responsibility: Muriel Porter Weaver.

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The Third Edition of this highly successful introduction to the archaeology of Mesoamerica includes full coverage of the Aztec and Maya areas in one volume. Beginning with the settling of the New World and continuing through the Spanish conquest of Mesoamerica in 1521, this completely updated textbook includes the deciphering of Maya hieroglyphs, the dynamic history of the Maya, the new royal tomb excavated at Copan, Honduras, important new discoveries at Rio Azul and Naj Tunich in Guatemala, and Caracol in Belize, ritual sacrifices on a massive scale revealed at Teotihuacan in central Mexico, and new material from Tula (Toltec capitol) and from the heart of Mexico City.

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