Ancient Civilizations of the New World

Ancient Civilizations of the New World

Ancient Civilizations of the New World

Ancient Civilizations of the New World

Synopsis

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