La Acropolis de Xochicalco

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Author: de la Fuente, Beatriz, Silvia Garza Tarazona, Norberto Gonzalez Crespo, Arnold Lebeuf, Miguel Leon Portilla and Javier Wimer

Year: 1995

Publisher: Instituto de Cultura de Morelos

Place: Mexico City

Description:

349 pages with frontispiece, numerous color plates, figures, illustrations and bibliography. Small folio (12" x 9") bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind stamp to title. Photography by Lourdes Grobert, Carmen H Pina, Jesus Galindo Trejo, Jose Ignacio Gonzalez Manterola. Limited to 3000 copies. First edition.

Xochicalco is a pre-Columbian archaeological site in the Municipality of Miacatlan in the western part of the Mexican state of Morelos. The name Xochicalco may be translated from Nahuatl as "in the (place of the) house of Flowers". The architecture and iconography of Xochicalco show affinities with Teotihuacan, the Maya area, and the Matlatzinca culture of the Toluca Valley. The main ceremonial center is atop an artificially leveled hill, with remains of residential structures, mostly unexcavated, on long terraces covering the slopes. The site was first occupied by 200 BC, but did not develop into an urban center until the Epiclassic period (AD 700 - 900). Nearly all the standing architecture at the site was built at this time. At its peak, the city may have had a population of up to 20,000 people.

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Corners bumped. Jacket spine ends rubbed, light edge wear else a very good copy in like jacket.

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