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Description: Ancient West Mexico: Art and Archaeology of the Unknown Past
When we began our archaeological research in the area surrounding the sites of Teuchitlán and Etzatlán in Jalisco in 1969, we simply had no idea what we were about to discover. Conventional wisdom concerning the archaeology of this region had always emphasized the presence of shaft tombs and the impressive art objects found within them. Speculations abounded concerning the functions and meanings of the large earthenware figures, the smaller figurines, and the shaft tombs themselves, but these …
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago
Related print edition pages: pp.35-51

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