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Domestic Ritual in Ancient Mesoamerica By Patricia Plunket
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Focuses on ritual expression in at the household level, comparing the manifestation ofs of domestic ritual across time and space in both the cores and peripheries of ancient Mesoamerica, in the... More > cities and in the villages. The authors explore the ways in whihc cosmological principles and concepts of the sacred were used in the construction of ritual space and practice, how local landscapes provided templates for the images and paraphernalia recovered from archaeological contexts, how foreign enclaves relaied on ritual for social reproduction, and how domestic ritual was related to, and indeed embedded in, institutionalized state religions.< Less
Mesoamerica Tovar Codex was made at Mexico in 1586 - John Carter Brown Library at Providence, Rhode Island By Richard Estes
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Book #905: Mesoamerica Tovar Codex. It was made at Mexico in 1586. Author was Juan de Tovar (1546-1626). John Caster Brown Library at Providence, Rhode Island. You will see 53 special beautiful color... More > pages.< Less
Obras Historicas By Pendragon Literary
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This hardcover is an English Translation of "Obras Históricas", the first ten chapters that are the historical and genealogy accounts ("annals", per say) of the Chichimeca... More > Royal Dynasty in the Ancient Mesoamerican territory. The annals include "The Four Ages", with brief reference to their gods, the giants, and the arrival from the Orient of the charismatic and grave bearded-youth "Quetzálcoatl" (also known as Ce Ácatl and Huémac). The annals also document the invasion from Aztlán of at least two tribes traveling in the same ship fleet. The "Tlatelocas" and the "Tenochas", who although traveling together, were rivals in sacerdotal doctrine. They were prone to dispute and war pertaining to the doctrine of an "Eagle", and occupied separate territories upon arrival to the Ancient Mesoamerican territory due to this deep-set belief system. The Tenochas are known in today's world as the "Aztecs". This is modern 'slang', per say, their name in actually being "the Tenochas".< Less
MONTE ALBÁN By Panche Hadzi-Andonov
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The construction of this city in the sky was based on a delicate architectural design, always looking for perfection. Familiarity with the Zapotec civilization did not prevent the awe and surprise... More > that this widespread archaeological site was so grandiose! Their culture goes back at least 2,500 years but Monte Albán is slightly younger… the Zapotec began the construction of Monte Albán around 500 BC - that doesn’t mean it was inferior or less significant – on the contrary – here we could witness and enjoy amazing forms of buildings, ball courts, magnificent tombs as well as fine artifacts including gold jewellery. At the time, Monte Albán was one of the earliest major cities in Mesoamerica and dominated most of the territory of today’s Mexican state of Oaxaca, and this was recognized by adding it to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.< Less
MONTE ALBÁN By Panche Hadzi-Andonov
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The construction of this city in the sky was based on a delicate architectural design, always looking for perfection. Familiarity with the Zapotec civilization did not prevent the awe and surprise... More > that this widespread archaeological site was so grandiose! Their culture goes back at least 2,500 years but Monte Albán is slightly younger… the Zapotec began the construction of Monte Albán around 500 BC - that doesn’t mean it was inferior or less significant – on the contrary – here we could witness and enjoy amazing forms of buildings, ball courts, magnificent tombs as well as fine artifacts including gold jewellery. At the time, Monte Albán was one of the earliest major cities in Mesoamerica and dominated most of the territory of today’s Mexican state of Oaxaca, and this was recognized by adding it to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.< Less
Geology of the Book of Mormon By Jerry Grover
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Jerry Grover, a professional civil engineer and geologist, utilizes geologic and geophysical analysis with clues in the Book of Mormon itself to provide an eye-opening placement of the Book of Mormon... More > in its geologic setting. The book includes extensive details and a professional academic technical analysis of volcanoes, fault systems, meteorology, and unlike many approaches that cherry pick conveniently to fit preconceived ideas, the author takes on and explains and documents all Book of Mormon references to geology and meteorology. The authors approach is meticulous and scientific. This book is a landmark event in Book of Mormon studies and is a book that must be read by every serious student of the Book of Mormon. The author is dedicating all proceeds from the book to additional scientific geologic and engineering studies to cast further light on the ancient setting of the Book of Mormon.< Less
A Journal from the End of Times By Grant J. Riley
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‘A Journal from the End of Times’ is a contemporary discourse exploring our western lifestyles and examining the current relationship we have with our host planet. Through hope and... More > inspiration gained from time spent with indigenous Mayans in Central America, an alternative world view is on offer here. This book examines the impacts of neoliberalism, climate change and a range of social, political and spiritual issues from within Mesoamerica today and globally. This story is told via a travelogue which details a lengthy and perilous journey taken by myself and a film maker to produce a documentary, ‘2012: The Mayan Word’.< Less
THE AZTEC CALENDAR: MATH AND DESIGN By Charles William Johnson
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By Charles William Johnson. The Aztec Calendar: Math and Design explores the inner workings of the Mexican Sun Stone. The author analyzes the central meaning to the calendar as of the different... More > concentric rings which create its intriguing design. The knowledge about the calendar’s meaning and function has been lost throughout the ages. But, its design elements suggest a certain logic of numbers. These numbers reflect the orbital times of Earth and Venus, along with other day-counts and cycles of our Universe. The author explains how the calendar’s rings move in order to reckon the days.< Less
Ordinary Things By Kaspar Paseko
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An abducted child lives in a car on the roads of America. In Japan an old woman begs in a computer game arcade. In Mexico the lords of the underworld challenge the living to a deadly game. In... More > Australia a tax agent drives from house to house counting assets. From Kinshasa to Peru to Malaysia, across centuries, the lives of ordinary people collide with literature, history and myth. This is a novel about driving to work and Japanese poetry, slavery and telemarketing, war in the Congo, coin operated noodle bars, and crossroads.< Less
The Sound of Meaning: Comparative Linguistics of Ancient Egyptian, Maya and Nahuatl By Charles William Johnson
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By Charles William Johnson. When similar kinds of linguistic correspondences were perceived by William Jones in the latter part of the eighteenth century, between Sanskrit and other languages, such... More > examples were sufficient to convince scholars that all of those languages probably came from a mother tongue, the Indo-European language. Today, scholars seem unwilling or hesitant to accept the idea that the same laws of comparative linguistics may apply to ancient Egyptian, Maya and Nahuatl. The reason for this is quite simple: there is no historical basis for considering the possibility that the peoples of these different languages had any physical contact between themselves. This book attempts to show linguistic correspondences between these languages, and posits the notion that these cultures come from an identical source language.< Less

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