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El Tajín: En busca de los orígenes de una civilización

by Arturo Pascual Soto

Even after several decades of research in the prehispanic city of El Tajín, its origins have never been entirely clear. For years archaeologists have had the uncomfortable feeling that the Pyramid of the Niches and the other magnificent buildings of this tropical forest site in Veracruz occurred inexplicably late in the Mesoamerican sequence. This volume invites the reader to follow El Tajín's culture back in time, to discover the surprising vitality of its first developmental stages. The stone images of its rulers, the beautiful ceramic vessels they used, and the original cities where they lived and played the ball game, all emerge from the data and ideas that offer a different and more ancient reading of El Tajín. In Spanish.

Published by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico, D.F.), 2006. 409 pp. ISBN: 978-970-32-2536-1.

$60.00 (shipping included). Order code IN265.