By Michael Smith
At domestic with the Aztecs presents a clean view of Aztec society, targeting families and groups rather than kings, pyramids, and human sacrifice. This new strategy deals a chance to humanize the Aztecs, relocating earlier the preferred stereotype of sacrificial maniacs to illustrate that those have been profitable and filthy rich groups. Michael Smith additionally engagingly describes the clinical, logistic and private dimensions of archaeological fieldwork, drawing on a long time of excavating event and contemplating how his learn used to be suffering from his interplay with modern Mexican groups. via first-hand money owed of the methods archaeologists interpret websites and artifacts, the ebook illuminates how the archaeological approach provides information regarding historic households. Facilitating a richer realizing of the Aztec international, Smith’s examine additionally redefines luck, prosperity and resilience in historic societies, making this ebook compatible not just for these attracted to the Aztecs yet within the exam of advanced societies in general.
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