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Mesoamerican experiences, as they're nonetheless practiced this present day, are framed by way of the Spanish colonial intrusion into Mexico from the east, and next involvement with the Aztec Empire. Greater Mesoamerica expands the definition of "Mesoamerica" past the extra typically accredited principal Mexican parts to either western and northwestern Mexico the place refined cultures have been flourishing open air the area of Spanish impression. it's the first entire evaluation of either areas because the Handbook of heart American Indians used to be released within the early 1970s.

Based on fresh archaeological surveys and excavations, the chapters during this quantity supply present, complete, area-by-area summaries of the region's Precolumbian prior, noting the invention of recent cultural configurations, new connections, and new complexities.

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