Ancient Teotihuacan: Early Urbanism in Central Mexico (Case - download pdf or read online

By George L. Cowgill

First finished English-language publication at the greatest urban within the Americas sooner than the 1400s. Teotihuacan is a UNESCO international historical past web site, positioned in highland imperative Mexico, approximately twenty-five miles from Mexico urban, visited by way of hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The ebook starts off with Cuicuilco, a predecessor that arose round four hundred BCE, then lines Teotihuacan from its founding in nearly one hundred fifty BCE to its cave in round six hundred CE. It describes the city's enormous pyramids and different elite constructions. It additionally discusses the dwellings and day-by-day lives of commoners, together with males, ladies, and kids, and the craft actions of artisans. George L. Cowgill discusses politics, economics, know-how, artwork, faith, and attainable purposes for Teotihuacan's upward thrust and fall. lengthy prior to the Aztecs and 800 miles from vintage Maya facilities, Teotihuacan was once a part of a vast Mesoamerican culture yet had a particular character that invitations comparability with different states and empires of the traditional world.

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