Prehistoric Mesoamerica

Prehistoric Mesoamerica

Book - 1991
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In this revised edition of Prehistoric Mesoamerica, Richard E. W. Adams updates his widely adopted text with material from recent archaeological fieldwork to present 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 civilizations, Adams examines in detail each period of cultural history: the first immigrants; the Olmec and their contemporaries; Maya beginnings and classic civilization; the great cities of Teotihuacan and Monte Alban; the rise and fall of the Toltec; and the civilizations of the Tarascans, Zapotecs, Mixtecs, Totonacs, and Aztecs.

Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1991
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780806128344
0806128348
Branch Call Number: 972.01 ADA
Characteristics: xviii, 454 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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