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By William M. Ferguson;Arthur H. Rohn;John Q. Royce

Frontis. (in colour) + xiv + 251 pp. with 324 illus. in colour, quarto.

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Adams University Press of Colorado NIWOT, COLORADO Page iv Emblem glyphs on title page, left to right: Quiriguá, Palenque, Copán. Printing and binding by Toppan Printing Company (America), Inc. , Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania. Design by Barbara Jellow. Printed in Japan Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Ferguson, William M. Mesoamerica's ancient cities: aerial views of precolumbian ruins in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras / William M. Ferguson and Arthur H. Rohn; photographs by John Q.

Seibal, a Maya site located near the Pasión River about 40 miles southwest of Flores, Guatemala, shows evidence of the northern intrusion. This small center had a long history, beginning in the Preclassic, coeval with its neighbor Tikal. Only two of its structures have been restored. D. 830) show costume details and Tlaloc masks in central Mexican style. D. 869) depicts a ruler who does not look Mayan-his nose is not rounded and his forehead is not slanted back-yet he wears Maya clothing and the inscription on the stela is Maya.

As a result, a distinctive Latin culture has grown up in Mexico and Central America. In western Guatemala, for example, Indians today believe that events in the life of Christ and many Biblical occurrences took place in Guatemala. Page 13 Plan of Teopanzolco. Teopanzolco, in northeast Cuernavaca, displays one of the few extant Aztec temples; the Spaniards systematically destroyed most Aztec buildings. This double-stairway pyramid was constructed over a similar earlier one built by the Tlahuica who were later subjugated by the Aztecs.

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