This authoritative volume has been revised throughout and expanded, with stunning new images and accounts of the major discoveries of recent years. Recent findings have been added to expand our understanding of the Olmecs outside of their heartland, and new research on the legacy of the Maya offers a wider and more cohesive narrative of Mexico’s history. New co-author Javier Urcid has added greater coverage of Oaxaca and of Monté Alban, one of the earliest cities in Mesoamerica and the center of the Zapotec civilization, and a fully revised Epilogue discusses the survival of indigenous populations in Mexico from the Conquest up to the present. This longstanding classic now features full-colour photos of the vibrant art and architecture of ancient Mesoamerica throughout.
About the Author
Michael D. Coe is a highly respected archaeologist specializing in the Maya and rainforest civilizations. He is the author of numerous books, including The Maya, Breaking the Maya Code, and The True History of Chocolate. Rex Koontz teaches art history at the University of Houston and has written widely on ancient Mexican art, architecture, and aesthetics. Javier Urcid is the Jane's Chair Professor of Latin American Studies at Brandeis University, where he teaches archaeology, material culture, and Mesoamerican civilizations.