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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 process deals a chance to humanize the Aztecs, relocating earlier the preferred stereotype of sacrificial maniacs to illustrate that those have been winning and wealthy groups. Michael Smith additionally engagingly describes the clinical, logistic and private dimensions of archaeological fieldwork, drawing on many years of excavating adventure and contemplating how his learn used to be suffering from his interplay with modern Mexican groups. via first-hand bills of the methods archaeologists interpret websites and artifacts, the e-book illuminates how the archaeological procedure gives you information regarding old households. Facilitating a richer figuring out of the Aztec global, Smith’s examine additionally redefines good fortune, prosperity and resilience in historic societies, making this publication appropriate not just for these attracted to the Aztecs yet within the exam of complicated societies in general.

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