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Ancient Mexico and Central America

Ancient Mexico and Central America - 04 edition

Ancient Mexico and Central America - 04 edition

ISBN13: 9780500284407

ISBN10: 0500284407

Ancient Mexico and Central America by Susan Toby Evans - ISBN 9780500284407
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Published: 2004
International: No
Ancient Mexico and Central America by Susan Toby Evans - ISBN 9780500284407

ISBN13: 9780500284407

ISBN10: 0500284407

Edition: 04

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Summary

Beautifully illustrated with photographs, drawings, and newly commissioned maps, Ancient Mexico & Central America is a thorough survey of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica from Paleoindian times to the arrival of the Europeans in the sixteenth century. The text places events in the larger context of cultural evolution, helping students to understand the fascinating connections between cultural developments--like the cultivation of maize, the invention of the ball game, and the development of the calendar--and the rise, apogee, and decline of great civilizations and sites.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

PART I: Middle America, Mesoamerica, and Its Peoples

1 Ancient Mesoamerica, the Civilization and Its Antecedents

2 Ecology and Culture: Mesoamerican Beginnings

3 Archaic Foragers, Collectors, and Farmers

4 The Initial Formative

PART II: Complex Societies of the Formative

5 The Olmecs: Ealy Formative

6 The Olmecs: Middle Formative

7 Middle to Late Formative Cultures

8 The Emergence of States in the Late Formative

9 The Terminal Formative

PART III: Cultures of the Early Classic

10 Teotihuacan and Its International Influence

11 The Maya in the Early Classic

PART IV: Late Classic, Classic Collapse, and Epiclassic

12 The Lowland Maya: Apogee and Collapse

13 The Late Classic and Epiclassic in the West

14 The Maya in the Terminal Classic and Early Postclassic

15 The Rise of Tula and Other Epiclassic Transformations

PART V The Postclassic and the Rise of the Aztecs

16 The Middle Postclassic

17 The Aztecs: An Empire is Born

18 The Aztec Empire Develops

19 The Aztec Empire at Its Height

20 The Conquest of Mexico and Its Aftermath

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

SOURCE OF ILLUSTRATIONS

INDEX

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