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Ancient Civilizations Of The New World

1st Edition

By Richard Ew Adams


176 pages

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In this concise, yet sweeping look at the origins and development of ancient new world civiliozations, Richard adams provides a superb introductory overview of these unique and fascinating cultures. Incorporating the latest breakthroughs in the study of the cultures of Mesoamerica and the Andes, Adams examines the development of the Olmec, Maya, Aztec, and Inca peoples, among others, from simple agricultural societies to urban civilizations with complex transportation networks, distinct social hierarchies, rich artistic and religious traditions, and writing systems that have defied anthropological investigation until recently.

Table of Contents

List of tables and Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction: Complex cultures, cities, and a rapid survey of the earliest old world civilizations -- 2 Mesoamerica: Origins and early civilizations -- 3 Mesoamerica: Transformations and the late civilazations -- 4 The central andes of south America: origins and Early civilizations -- 5 The central Andes of south america: late civilizations and the Inca -- Epilogue -- References -- About the Book and Author -- Index.

About the Author

Richard Ew Adams

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General