Publication Date: 03/10/2019 ISBN: 9780500293737 Category:


Michael D Coe, Rex Koontz, Javier Urcid

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication Date: 03/10/2019 ISBN: 9780500293737 Category:
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This authoritative volume has been revised throughout and expanded, with stunning new images and accounts of the major discoveries of recent years. Recent findings have been added to expand our understanding of the Olmecs outside of their heartland, and new research on the legacy of the Maya offers a wider and more cohesive narrative of Mexico’s history. New co-author Javier Urcid has added greater coverage of Oaxaca and of Monte Alban, one of the earliest cities in Mesoamerica and the center of the Zapotec civilization, and a fully revised Epilogue discusses the survival of indigenous populations in Mexico from the Conquest up to the present. This longstanding classic now features full-colour photos of the vibrant art and architecture of ancient Mesoamerica throughout.

Publisher Review

'Fascinating reading ... an accessible, informed and extremely well-illustrated introductory book' - Popular Archaeology 'Packed with interesting detail, it is a superb introduction to a fascinating piece of history, and a valuable synthesis of the latest research in this field ... An absorbing read' - Current World Archaeology

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