Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs
Michael D. Coe's Mexico has long been recognized as the most readable and authoritative introduction to the region's ancient civilizations. This companion to his best-selling The Maya has now been completely revised by Professor Coe and Rex Koontz. The sixth edition includes new developments in the birth of agriculture and writing, both of which were independently invented here. Fresh insights into the metropolis of Teotihuacan reveal a world of palaces and warrior cults brought down by social revolts. A spectacular new find in the center of the Aztec capital, just unearthed, gives us a privileged glimpse into the funerary rites of the most powerful monarch in North America at the time.
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In Mexico, where the American Indian originally took this step, the process of
domestication took at least three millennia; was this delay caused by the lack of
domesticable animals, by the nature of the plants domesticated, by the cultural
Early Preclassic culture, with a total span estimated to be about 1400 to 1200 BC.
Admittedly we have only a fragmentary picture of the first farmers at Chiapa de
Corzo, but they prepared their maize on simple milling stones that are heavily ...
Zaachila, a Valley town still bitterly divided between the descendants of the
Zapotecs and the Mixtecs, was a Zapotec capital after the demise of Monte Alban,
and had a Zapotec king, but its culture was Mixtec. One of its structures has ...
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Coe (anthropology, emeritus, Yale) and Koontz (art history, Univ. of Houston) have teamed to write an updated and expanded version of Coe's masterly work on Mexico's prehistory. All regions and major ... Read full review