Ancient Mexico: Cultural Traditions in the Land of the Feathered Serpent is written for those who are interested in major cultural developments in Mexico and parts of Central America, from earliest times to the Conquest of Mexico in the 16th century.
Ancient Mexico: Cultural Traditions in the Land of the Feathered Serpent:
- Encourages the reader to learn about Mexico’s long and colorful history.
- Acquaints the reader with major sites and complex societies in pre-conquest Mesoamerica.
- Describes ancient traditions, the arts, religious and spiritual traditions, and up-to-date information of how and when language, mathematics, and city planning first appeared.
- Includes vivid photographs from famous museum collections such as Museo National de Antropologia y Historia in Mexico City; The Leland Stanford University Museum at Stanford, California; The M.H. DeYoung Museum in San Francisco; The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City; and The Mexican Museum in San Francisco.
Chapter One: Origins of Settled Life
Chapter Two: The Preclassic Period
Chapter Three: The Classic Period
Chapter Four: The Postclassic Period
Chapter Five: The Conquest of Mexico