Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America

Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America

by Susan Toby Evans
     
 

This is the first comprehensive, one-volume encyclopedia in English devoted to pre-Columbian archaeology of the Mesoamerican culture area.
In more than 500 articles by the major experts in the field, this work brings the most recent scholarship to an examination of regional environments and their cultural evolution. Entries range from the familiar and

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Overview

This is the first comprehensive, one-volume encyclopedia in English devoted to pre-Columbian archaeology of the Mesoamerican culture area.
In more than 500 articles by the major experts in the field, this work brings the most recent scholarship to an examination of regional environments and their cultural evolution. Entries range from the familiar and world-renowned archaeological discoveries of Maya and Aztec sites to more recent excavations such as the Sayil archaeological zone in the Yucatan and Teopantecuanitlan in Guerrero. A rich historical and cultural resource on one of the world's six cradles of civilization, this reference is ideal for students, scholars, and prospective travelers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415873994
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/19/2009
Pages:
992
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 0.97(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

Selected entries: *Aztec Culture * Cannibalism * Ceramics * Chichen Itza * Diet and Nutrition * Foods and Cuisine * Gender Roles * Hydrology * Izapa Style * Maya Deities * Maize * Michoacan * Music and Dance * Otomi Culture * Rock Art * Stela Cult * Tajin Architecture * Tenochtitlan * Tikal * Weaponry * Weaving * Yanhuitlan

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