The Cities of Ancient Mexico Reconstructing a Lost World
Ancient Mexico was one of the great independent hearths of civilization. Out of varied landscapes grew some of the richest cultures of the early historic world-Olmec, Zapotec, Maya, Toltec, and Aztec. Standard histories tend to focus on the individual societies, but Jeremy Sabloff takes an original approach, empasizing the unity of Mexican civilization.
In a series of vignettes, Professor Sabloff describes what it would have been like to have lived during the heyday of Mexico's greatest cities. Through the eyes of astronomers and ballplayers, merchants and priests, we see the temples, palace, and tombs of a civilization obsessed with ritual and death. But who build these cities and how we know? Sabloff explains convincingly just why archaeologists believe in the indigenous origins of Mexican civilization. He reveals the new ideas and techniques revolutionizing archaeological fieldwork and shows how the latest evidence is being used to reconstruct a fuller picture of the past.
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