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.