Prehistoric Mesoamerica
  • Prehistoric Mesoamerica
  • Prehistoric Mesoamerica
ISBN: 0806137029
EAN13: 9780806137025
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 5, 2005
Pages: 544
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 9.2" L x 6.1" W
Weight: 1.65 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

This is one of the most widely used textbooks in the USA and in this revised edition has been substantially updated from recent archaeological fieldwork. It presents a balanced summary and overview of the region that is today Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras. Following an introduction to Mesoamerican studies, a brief geographic sketch of the region and a summary of the major features of its civilisations, Adams examines in detail each period of cultural history: the first immigrants, the Olmec and their contemporaries; Maya beginnings and classic civilisation; the great cities of Teotihuacan and Monte Alban; the rise and fall of the Toltec; and the civilisations of the Tarascans, Zapotecs, Mixtecs, Totonacs, and Aztecs. A magnificently coherent picture of our current knowledge in the field of Mexican and Central American pre-Columbian cultures National Geographic Research and Exploration.

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