Ancient Civilizations of the New World (Essays in World History) (Paperback)

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In this concise, yet sweeping look at the origins and development of ancient new world civiliozations, Richard adams provides a superb introductory overview of these unique and fascinating cultures. Incorporating the latest breakthroughs in the study of the cultures of Mesoamerica and the Andes, Adams examines the development of the Olmec, Maya, Aztec, and Inca peoples, among others, from simple agricultural societies to urban civilizations with complex transportation networks, distinct social hierarchies, rich artistic and religious traditions, and writing systems that have defied anthropological investigation until recently.

About the Author

Richard E.W. Adams is professor of anthropology at the University of Texas. His many scholarly publications include Prehistoric Mesoamerica.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780813313832
ISBN-10: 081331383X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: September 12th, 1997
Pages: 172
Language: English
Series: Essays in World History