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Title:
The Aztecs
Author:
Chrisp, Peter.
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Publication Information:
Austin, TX : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 2000.
Physical Description:
48 pages: illustrations (mostly color), map ; 28 cm.
Summary:
Describes archaeological excavations in Mexico and what the findings reveal about the ancient Aztec civilization.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
940 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780817257538
Format :
Book

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Summary

Readers unearth the mysteries of ancient civilizations with archeologists using technologists using technology to excavate and interpret buried or hidden clues to long-ago cultures. Four titles reveal key excavation sites and the treasures found by these scientific detectives. The text illustrates what archaeology can tell us about ancient peoples, how they lived, and major influences on their culture. A look at conservation effort shows what is in store for the future of artifacts from lost civilizations.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-These volumes present an interesting blend of facts about daily life and routines in ancient times and how archaeologists have gathered this information. Heavily illustrated with color photographs of artifacts, including, in the case of the Aztecs, authentic drawings and paintings, both titles are organized thematically and interweave the techniques of archaeologists with their findings. Aztecs notes the difficulty of excavating ruins found underneath an enormous metropolis like Mexico City, and knowledge gained from the ruins of Pompeii plays an important role in Rome. Both volumes offer activities for students-a model of the Great Temple, a feather headdress, and a mosaic mask in Aztecs; a mosaic, an arch, and an inscription in clay for Rome. While much of the material about the lives and beliefs of these ancient civilizations is available in other books, the archaeological data found here is fresh and exciting.-Coop Renner, Moreno Elementary School, El Paso, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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