Olmecs and Mayas Tabasco and the archaeologic site of Palenque
Designed as a guide for visitors and as enjoyable reading. Pre-Hispanic Cities is an innovative collection presenting, an overview of ancient Mexico through a tour of the country’s most important archaeological zones. Based on rigorous research, endorsed by expert consultants, the collection offers studies and reconstructions of cities, buildings, and monuments and examples of the stone and ceramic artifacts recovered from these archaeological excavations. Illustrations on acetate overlays let one compare, outline against outline, discoveries as we think they looked yesterday and as they are today. For each place and culture, the collection describes the site and its history, natural resources, flora, fauna, the traditional dress, customs, and religion. In addition to articles, sidebars, drawings, maps, timelines, and more than 200 photographs are included to offer a genuine tour through the settings of those ancient civilizations the are the source of Mexico’s pre-Colombian identity. This volume covers archaeological sites in the state of Tabasco: La Venta, Comalcalco, Malpasito, Moral Reforma, Pomoná, Jonuta, Tortuguero, and San Claduio. As an introduction to the book on Chiapas, it also covers Palenque.