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Ancient Americas History:
Anasazi, Aztecs, Mayas, Incas, et. al.

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The Ancient Americas


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THE FIRST STARGAZERS: An Introduction to the Origins of Astronomy
by James Cornell. B&W photos, charts, & drawings illustrate. Condition: PLEASE READ - UNREAD, but not perfect, 1982 Scribner's hardcover and DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. Problem is top DJ edge: edge wear with small nic spine top. Interior perfect. Content: Around the world, from the moors of northern Europe to the jungles of south Asia to the deserts of the American Southwest, the scattered ruins of ancient civilizations remain to tantalize us with memories of former glories, prehistoric accomplishments, and forgotten sciences. Was astronomy one of these lost sciences? Did priest-observers once stand atop these now crumbling towers to watch the slow turning of the stars? Archaeoastronomy, a modern discipline combining astronomy and archaeology, attemps to describe the astronomical knowledge of ancient peoples through the study of unwritten records they left behind in these stone ruins. This book covers Stonehenge, Angkor Wat, Chaco Canyon, the Aztecs and Mayas. [1 copy available]
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The First Stargazers, James Cornell, Archeoastronomy

GRANDMOTHERS OF THE LIGHT: A Medicine Woman's Sourcebook
by Paula Gunn Allen. Illustrations by Patricia Amlin. Condition: UNREAD 1998 Beacon Press Trade Paperback, third printing. Light edge wear. Content: While basically a "new age" shamanism is emphasised in this book, the mythology is still good and covers all the tribal areas from the East Coast, Plains, Southwest, and Northwest as well as myths from the Aztecs and Mayas. Worth reading! Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Grandmothers of the Light

HUAJATOLLA; Southern Colorado's Ancient Legends of the Land
written and illustrated by Kristen F. Naeyaert. B&W illustrations for coloring. Condition: NEW 2005 Earthwing (La Veta, Co) soft cover, no printing given. Content: Huajatolla is a Comanche word meaning "Breasts of the Earth" (Spanish Peaks). The mountain chain backing up to the Juajatolla is known as the Sangre de Christo which extend into Mexico. The wonderful symbolic drawings, along with the intriguing remnants of ancient stories, pull together a provocative interpretation of the Huajatolla legends. Includes legends from the Native American cultures to the Olmecs, Aztecs and Mayas to the gold seekers. Fascinating and very worthwhile book. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Huajatolla, Southern Colorado
Huajatolla, Southern Colorado

KINGDOMS OF GOLD, KINGDOMS OF JADE: The Americas Before Columbus
by Brian M. Fagan. Great selection of B&W and color photos illustrate. Condition: Gently pre-read 1991 Thames & Hudson hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), first pritning. Content: This book discusses the world of the ancient Americas from the pre-Inca and pre-Aztec cultures to the Pacific Northwest peoples. Of course, some of this information is going to be dated, but the most impressive thing about this book is the photo selecction - some I've not seen before. Worth the read. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Kingdoms of Gold, Kingdoms of Jade

NATIVE LAND
by Jamake Highwater. B&W photos & maps throughout. Condition: UNREAD 1995 Barness & Noble hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), reissue, first printig. Content: Highwater has won much acclaim for his work on the American Indians, and this elaboration is a colorful panorama of the Indians' worlds until the white man took their lands. Their civilizations rose and fell many times before culminating in such wondrous cities as Tenochtitlan (ancient Mexico City), which dazzled the conquistadors, for it was five times the size of London. A marvel of city planning, built in the middle of a lake, surrounded by floating gardens, it was connected to the mainland by causeways and aqueducts. Though these civilizations have yet to yield up all their secrets, Highwater's book gives a very readable account. Covers all Mesoamerican civilizarions, Andean civilizations, the Mound Builders and early Plans Tribes. Some information is dated, of course, but overall still very relevant. (1 copy available)
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Native Land, Ancient American Civilizations



CODEX CHARACTERS BOOKPLATES
art by Julioaldana. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 4.0" H x 3.0" W. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is BinnerD) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us. Content: These are "characters" from various Codices (Codex) which were saved from the vengeful fires of Spanish priests and sent to Europe for study and safekeeping.
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Mesoamerican Codex Chatacters Bookplates

KOKOPELLI DANCING BOOKPLATES
art by V. Protsak. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 3.1" W x 4.0" H. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is BinnerD) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us. Content: Kokopelli is most likely the most famous of all the ancient American petroglyphs. "Kokopelli is a fertility deity, usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player (often with a huge phallus and feathers or antenna-like protrusions on his head), who has been venerated by some Native American cultures in the Southwestern United States. Like most fertility deities, Kokopelli presides over both childbirth and agriculture. He is also a trickster god and represents the spirit of music." (Wikipedia)
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Kokopelli Dancing Bookplates



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