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A work of both consensus and innovation based upon extensive archaeological research, "Ancient Tollan: Tula and the Toltec Heartland" studies Mesoamerica's problem city-Tula or Tollan, seat of the Toltec state. Along with Teotihuacan and Tenochtitlan, Tula was one of the most important prehispanic urban centers in Highland Central Mexico, reaching the height of its influence during the early Postclassic period between 900-1200 A.D.
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Alba Guadalupe Mastache and Robert H. Cobean have directed a long-term interdisciplinary project in the Tula region. They are Professor-Investigators at Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History and have published previous monographs on the archaeology of Tula including "Tepetitlan: A Rural Household in the Toltec Heartland." Dan M. Healan is professor of anthropology at Tulane University and editor of "Tula of the Toltecs: Excavations and Survey.Review:
"The most thorough and interesting regional view of Tollan to date."
―Davíd Carrasco, Harvard University
"A great piece of work, really a milestone publication."
―Jeffrey R. Parsons, Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan
"Ancient Tollan contains new and important information on the Epiclassic and and Tollan phases of Tula. To date this is the best and most comprehensive work on Tula, superceeding previous scholars with the story of Tula in clear and beautiful language."
―Evelyn C Rattray, Instituto de Investicactiones Antropológicas
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Book Description Univ Pr of Colorado, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0870816160