Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

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Thames & Hudson, 2008 - History - 248 pages
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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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User Review  - David Bates - Goodreads

If brief descriptions of archaeological sites and artifacts really turns your wheels, here's a wonderful volume. It really brings home how little we know about ancient Mexican civilizations. Read full review

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A bit dry, but still enjoyable. Read full review


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Rex Koontz teaches art history at the University of Houston and has written widely on ancient Mexican art, architecture, and aesthetics.

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