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Prehistoric Mesoamerica

Author: Richard E W Adams
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats

Brings new material from recent archaeological fieldwork to update the author's overview of the ancient cultures of the region that is today Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras. Each period of  Read more...


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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E W Adams
ISBN: 0806123044 9780806123042
OCLC Number: 22593466
Description: xviii, 454 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
First immigrants and the establishment of settled life --
Early and middle formative cultures: villages, regional centers, and the Olmec --
The late formative: development of regional cultures and civilizations --
Classic Maya lowland civilization --
Teotihuacan, Monte Alban, and other classic civilizations --
Transformations: Epi-classic cultures, the collapse of classic cultures, and the rise and fall of the Toltec --
The Mixtec, Totonac, Maya, Tarascans, and others --
The Aztecs --
Appendix A: Explanatory and analytical tools for understanding the past --
Appendix B: Guide to pronunciation --
Appendix C: Comparison of day names and their meanings from various parts of Mesoamerica --
Responsibility: by Richard E.W. Adams.


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