Casas Grandes Pre-Columbian Pottery Decoded: Of Gods and Myths

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Casas Grandes is the largest pre-Columbian civilization in northern Mexico with extension into Arizona and New Mexico. The book explains the symbols on 320 diverse ancient pottery pieces, representive of the Casas Grandes Culture. There are more than a thousand full-color photographs. Also included are germaine pottery from Mimbres and other neighboring cultures.

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The 1000 photographs of more than 300 pieces of pottery are intended to make this work an enduring reference. All the significant symbols are shown about each entire piece, and not just one view. Not only does this enhance description and appreciation, it allows the serious collector to compare these pieces with others. The pictures are unretouched. Especial care was taken in color reproductions. The paper is such that there is no "bleeding" through to the other side.

No other book has attempted a complete interpretation of the symbols of a Pre-Columbian culture as represented on its pottery.

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Ernest H. Christman is a physician with an interest in ancient cultures. He received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and did his speciality training at Harvard University. He has been on the faculty of three medical schools. He holds two U.S. patents.

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