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Smithsonian, 1994 - Indians of Mexico - 160 pages
Written by leading scholars, each book in this series provides an up-to-date assessment of a particular area of the ancient world. Abundantly illustrated in full color, the series places readers at the cutting edge of modern archaeological thinking.

The book reveals the functions, meanings, and construction techniques of Egyptian pyramids, Mesopotamian ziggurats, Buddhist stupas, Khmer temple-towers, and Maya terraced pyramids.

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Using the inclusive definition of "Pyramid" -- including artificial mounds, stupas, ziggurats, tetrahedrons, and even polygonal coursing [36], and "truncated forms" [citing Paz, 150-151] -- the author ... Read full review


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Flora Simmons Clancy is professor emerita of art history at the University of New Mexico. She is a highly respected scholar in Maya art and iconography whose research has focused on Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.

Jeremy Sabloff is Curator at the University of Pennsylvania Museum.

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