|Author||Michael D. Coe|
|Publisher||Thames & Hudson|
|Publication Date||June 14, 2013|
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“Masterly. . . . The complexities of Mexico’s ancient cultures are perceptively presented and interpreted.” ―Library Journal
The seventh edition incorporates new findings in a number of disciplines. The solution to the long-standing puzzle of the origin of maize-farming has at last been solved, and spectacular new discoveries shed light on Mexico’s earliest civilization, the Olmec culture. At the great city of Teotihuacan, recent investigations in the earliest monumental pyramid indicate the antiquity of certain sacrificial practices and the symbolism of the pyramid. Expanded information on the Huastec region of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico is included, while discoveries in the sacred precinct of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan have led to a refined understanding of the history and symbolism of this hallowed area.
182 illustrations, 20 in color
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Xochicalco in central Mexico was an important hilltop centre from the...
The mysterious Olmec civilization, located in ancient Mexico, prospered...
Tenochtitlan (also spelled Tenochtitlán), located on an island...
The Toltec civilization flourished in ancient central Mexico between...
The Zapotecs, known as the 'Cloud People', dwelt in the southern...
Texcoco (aka Tezcoco or Tetzcoco), located near the eastern shores of...