In Mesoamerica, where the Mexica was only the last hegemonic culture, many peoples had developed at different moments in history. Mexico is not only the legacy of the Aztecs, but also the accumulation of a culture which originated perhaps with the Olmecs in which many other admirable civilizations succeeded one another: Mayan, Teotihuacan, Toltec, Zapotec, Mixtec, Purépecha and many others.
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Archaeological Mexico

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Index

3   | Introduction

| National Museum of Anthropology

4   | Origins Pre-classic

5   | Teotihuacan

6   | Toltec

7   | Mexica

8   | Oaxaca

9   | Gulf Cultures

10 | Maya

11 | North

11 | West

| Central High Plateau

12 | Cuicuilco

12 | Teotihuacan

20 | Cacaxtla

21 | Cholula

22 | Xochicalco

24 | Tula

25 | Santa Cecilia

26 | Templo mayor

28 | Malinalco

| Oaxaca

30 | Monte Alban

39 | Dainzu

40 | Lambityeco

41 | Yagul

42 | Mitla

44 | Zaachila

45 | Huijazoo

| Veracruz

46 | The Olmecs

46 | La Venta

48 | El Tajin

51 | Cempoala

51 | Quiahuztlan

| The Mayas

52 | Introduction

| Chiapas

54 | Palenque

64 | Bonampak

66 | Yaxchilan

68 | Tonina

69 | Chinkultic

| Campeche

70 | Edzna

72 | Jaina

73 | Santa Rosa Xtampac

74 | Hochob

75 | Balamku

76 | Calakmul

79 | Chicanna

80 | Becan

81  | Xpuhil

82  | El Hormiguero

83  |  Rio Bec

| Yucatan

84  | Uxmal

90  | Kabah

92  | Sayil

94  | Labna

96  | Xlabpak Mayapan

98  | Dzibilchantun

100 | Chichen Itza

114 | Ek Balam

| Quintana Roo

116 | Tulum

121 | Coba

124 | Muyil Chacchoben

125 | Kohunlich Dzibanche

126 | San Gervasio

127 | Map

Author

Luis Alberto Martos

Photos by:

Giovanni Dagli Orti, Marco Antonio Pacheco, Adalberto Rios, Ignacio Guevara, Javier Hinojosa


244 Photos-Illustrations
128 Pages
Softcover
26 x 20 cm – 10.24 x 7.87 in
ISBN 978 607 7816 072


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Contents

The fall in 1521 of Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec empire, in fact marks the end of a historical process and of a civilization whose origins are lost in time.

In Mesoamerica, where the Mexica was only the last hegemonic culture, many peoples had developed at different moments in history. Mexico is not only the legacy of the Aztecs, but also the accumulation of a culture which originated perhaps with the Olmecs in which many other admirable civilizations succeeded one another: Mayan, Teotihuacan, Toltec, Zapotec, Mixtec, Purépecha and many others.

The book Archeological Mexico is a compendium, a cultural map of all the sites which left a deep imprint on the Mesoamerican universe. It is possible in one fell swoop to acquire a synoptic view of that ethnic and archeological mosaic that was Mexico before the arrival of the conquistadors.

The reader, with the aid of high quality photographs, can approach more than 51 archeological sites classified by geographical zones (Teotihuacán, Chichén Itzá, Monte Albán, Palenque, Tula, El Tajín, Tulum, Cobá, Mitla, Tenochtitlán and many more areas). A location map of all the sites with the main cities in every state as a reference facilitates the search.

Did you know that the word Mesoamerica was a term coined in 1943 by anthropologist Paul Kirchoff.

 

Mesoamerica is the name for a geographical region that culturally comprises numerous peoples that also shared a series of common traits. It includes most of Mexico’s territory, as well as Belize, Guatemala, the western portion of Honduras and El Salvador.

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