From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

Author: Michael D. Coe,Rex Koontz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500287552

Category: History

Page: 248

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A latest edition of an authoritative introduction to Mexico's ancient civilizations includes coverage of the birth of agriculture and writing, new insight into the metropolis of Teotihuacan, and a recent find in the center of the Aztec capital. Original.
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From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

Author: Michael D. Coe,Rex Koontz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500290767

Category: History

Page: 256

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"This authoritative volume has been revised throughout and expanded, with new images and accounts of the major discoveries of recent years. Updates begin with the earliest periods: one of the enduring puzzles surrounding Mexican prehistory, the origins of maize farming, has at last been solved. There are insights into the latest finds at the Olmec sites at Chiapas de Corzo and Zazacatla. The classic city of Teotihuacan continues to yield discoveries, changing the way we look at this major site. The Post-Classic Huastec people are covered in greater detail. And the unearthing of burial deposits in the center of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan has led to a new understanding of the history and symbolism of this hallowed area."--Page 4 of cover.
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From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

Author: Michael D. Coe

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500277225

Category: History (South and Central America)

Page: 215

View: 5313

Extraordinary recent discoveries - such as the stela from La Mojarra inscribed in the mysterious Isthmian script or the mass sacrifice of 200 victims at Teotihuacan - receive full coverage. A new chapter on Aztec life and society has also been added, based on fresh readings of the ethnohistorical sources.
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ein Weisheitsbuch der Tolteken

Author: Miguel Ruiz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548742540


Page: 141

View: 3546

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Author: Michael D. Coe

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indians of Mexico

Page: 244

View: 3565

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Author: Sophie D. Coe,Michael D. Coe

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105616144

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 2604

Dieses Buch entführt uns in die uralte, wechselhafte und überaus spannende Geschichte der Schokolade, die vor dreitausend Jahren in den Hochkulturen der Maya und Azteken begann. Unser »Schokoladenriegel für zwischendurch« verrät nur noch wenig von dieser atemberaubenden und wahren Geschichte, die hier wie in einem Roman nachzulesen ist und Aufschluß gibt über Mentalitäten und Alltagsleben von den mittelamerikanischen Hochkulturen bis heute. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)
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Author: Barbara A. Somervill

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1604131497

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 4654

"Empire of the Aztecs" opens with a summary of the rise and fall of the empire, placing it within the context of its time period and geographical location. The second half of this book explores the daily lives of the Aztec people, focusing on their social customs, religious practices, family and community structure, and cultural accomplishments.
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Author: John Noble

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 3829723539


Page: 1156

View: 8177

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Settlement Patterns in the Ancient Gulf Lowlands

Author: Barbara L. Stark,Philip J. Arnold

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816516896

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

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Archaeological settlement patterns—the ways in which ancient people distributed themselves across a natural and cultural landscape—provide the central theme for this long-overdue update to our understanding of the Mexican Gulf lowlands Olmec to Aztec offers the only recent treatment of the region that considers its entire prehistory from the second millennium B.C. to A.D. 1519. The editors have assembled a distinguished group of international scholars, several of whom here provide the first widely available English-language account of ongoing research. Several studies present up-to-date syntheses of the archaeological record in their respective areas. Other chapters provide exciting new data and innovative insights into future directions in Gulf lowland archaeology. Olmec to Aztec is a crucial resource for archaeologists working in Mexico and other areas of Latin America. Its contributions help dispel long-standing misunderstandings about the prehistory of this region and also correct the sometimes overzealous manner in which cultural change within the Gulf lowlands has been attributed to external forces. This important book clearly demonstrates that the Gulf lowlands played a critical role in ancient Mesoamerica throughout the entirety of pre-Columbian history.
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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467264938

Category: Education

Page: 310

View: 939

Facts101 is your complete guide to Ancient Mexico and Central America, Archaeology and Culture History. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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The Public Sculpture of El Tajín

Author: Rex Koontz

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292779887

Category: Social Science

Page: 151

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El Tajín, an ancient Mesoamerican capital in Veracruz, Mexico, has long been admired for its stunning pyramids and ballcourts decorated with extensive sculptural programs. Yet the city's singularity as the only center in the region with such a wealth of sculpture and fine architecture has hindered attempts to place it more firmly in the context of Mesoamerican history. In Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents, Rex Koontz undertakes the first extensive treatment of El Tajín's iconography in over thirty years, allowing us to view its imagery in the broader Mesoamerican context of rising capitals and new elites during a period of fundamental historical transformations. Koontz focuses on three major architectural features—the Pyramid of the Niches/Central Plaza ensemble, the South Ballcourt, and the Mound of the Building Columns complex—and investigates the meanings of their sculpture and how these meanings would have been experienced by specific audiences. Koontz finds that the iconography of El Tajín reveals much about how motifs and elite rites growing out of the Classic period were transmitted to later Mesoamerican peoples as the cultures centered on Teotihuacan and the Maya became the myriad city-states of the Early Postclassic period. By reexamining the iconography of sculptures long in the record, as well as introducing important new monuments and contexts, Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents clearly demonstrates El Tajín's numerous iconographic connections with other areas of Mesoamerica, while also exploring its roots in an indigenous Gulf lowlands culture whose outlines are only now emerging. At the same time, it begins to uncover a largely ignored regional artistic culture of which Tajín is the crowning achievement.
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Author: Arthur Phillips

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641012244

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Eine archäologische Zeitreise in das Ägypten des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts, eine Reise in ein Labyrinth aus Intrigen, Lügen und dunklen Geheimnissen. Luxor, 1922: Der passionierte Archäologe Ralph Trilipush steht vor dem größten Triumph seines Lebens: Er ist überzeugt, binnen kurzem auf die Grabkammer des sagenumwobenen Pharaos Atum-hadu zu stoßen. Noch kann er nicht ahnen, dass er einen Widersacher hat, der alles daran setzt, seinen Traum vom Ruhm zu zerstören – den Privatdetektiv Harold Ferrell, der bei Trilipush die Schuld für das das rätselhafte Verschwinden zweier Männer in der Wüste sucht ...
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Die letzte Fahrt des Walfängers Essex

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641146631

Category: History

Page: 352

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Die wahre Geschichte hinter dem Klassiker Moby Dick – verfilmt mit Starbesetzung Was jetzt als »Major Motion Picture« in die Kinos kommt – produziert von Oscar-Preisträger Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind – Genie und Wahnsinn) –, hat schon als Buch seine Leser gefesselt. Nathaniel Philbrick erzählt die wahre Geschichte jener Ereignisse, die Herman Melville zu seinem Roman Moby Dick inspiriert haben: Im November 1820 wird der Walfänger Essex mitten auf dem Pazifik von einem Pottwal gerammt. Das Schiff kentert, doch die 20 Mann starke Besatzung kann sich auf drei kleine Beiboote retten. Knapp 4000 Kilometer westlich der südamerikanischen Küste beginnt für die Männer eine beispiellose Odyssee: Drei Monate lang segeln sie in offenen, notdürftig aufgetakelten Booten und ohne ausreichend Proviant über eine feindliche See – und stoßen dabei an die Grenzen ihrer Menschlichkeit.
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Author: Lynn Peppas

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778720393

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Introduces the people, land, culture, religions, and legacy of ancient Mesoamerica, which is now known as the countries of southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.
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Author: John Green

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486267050

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3291

Illustrations accompanied by brief text depict the life of the Mayas, the Aztecs, and other ancient peoples of Mexico.
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