Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs (Paperback)
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Short Description for Mexico A companion book to "The Maya", this is a guide to the ancient civilizations of Mexico. Recent discoveries are given full coverage, including the stela from La Mojarra inscribed in the mysterious Isthmian script. Other work by the author includes "Breaking the Maya Code".
- Published: 01 February 1994
- Format: Paperback 216 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780500277225 ISBN 10: 0500277222
Full description for Mexico
An introduction to Mexico's ancient civilizations. This companion volume to the author's book "The Maya" has been completely revised and expanded. Enlarged sections are included on early village life and the rise of Olmec civilization. Recent discoveries - such as the stela from La Mojarra inscribed in the mysterious Isthmian script or the mass sacrifice of 200 victims at Teotihuacan - receive full coverage. A new chapter on Aztec life and society has also been added. Despite the Spanish Conquest and ensuing epidemics, the natives of Mexico survived through the Colonial period. Describing their struggle in a new epilogue, the author shows how much the character of modern Mexico derives from its Pre-Colombian past. Other work by the author includes "Breaking the Maya Code".