The Aztecs, Maya, and their Predecessors: Archaeology of Mesoamerica, Third Edition, 3rd Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Aztecs, Maya, and their Predecessors

Archaeology of Mesoamerica, Third Edition, 3rd Edition

By Muriel Porter Weaver


596 pages

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The Third Edition of this highly successful introduction to the archaeology of Mesoamerica includes full coverage of the Aztec and Maya areas in one volume. Beginning with the settling of the New World and continuing through the Spanish conquest of Mesoamerica in 1521, this completely updated textbook includes the deciphering of Maya hieroglyphs, the dynamic history of the Maya, the new royal tomb excavated at Copan, Honduras, important new discoveries at Rio Azul and Naj Tunich in Guatemala, and Caracol in Belize, ritual sacrifices on a massive scale revealed at Teotihuacan in central Mexico, and new material from Tula (Toltec capitol) and from the heart of Mexico City.


"This title is the standard comprehensive single volume introduction to archaeological sites and finds in middle and eastern Mexico, and upper Central America.ably summarized current knowledge of Mesoamerica from the first peopling to the Spanish conquest." -Gair Tourtellot, Man, New Series

"What Weaver strives to accomplish is to integrate as much information as practical from reports of excavation and survey throughout Mesoamerica. The breadth of cultural historical coverage in the third edition of Weaver's book is impressive" -Richard Zeitlin, American Antiquity

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology