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Aztecs / Mayas / Incas
Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations
Focusing on the Maya, Mixtec, Zapotec, and Aztec, this site includes information about these ancient civilizations' writing systems, governments, and religions. There is also information about the Mayan calendar, Maya and Zapotec political organization, definitions, and related links.
Aztec Culture: An Overview
Michael E. Smith, Arizona State University
MesoWeb: An exploration of Mesoamerican Cultures
Subtitled An Exploration of Mesoamerican Cultures, this site is "devoted to ancient Mesoamerica and its cultures: the Olmec, Maya, Aztec, Teotihuacano, Toltec, Mixtec, Zapotec and others" and presents information about an archeological dig and restoration project at Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico. Photo, map, animations, videos (requiring QuickTime), rubbings of Maya sculptures, and an illustrated encyclopedia are available as well as the text of the first Palenque roundtable: a conference on art, iconography, and dynastic history of Palenque. There are related links. A joint venture of the Pre-Columbian Art Research Institute (PARI) and Mexico's Instituto Nacional de Antropologia y Historia (INAH).