Buried Beneath Us: Discovering the Ancient Cities of the Americas

byAnthony AveniIllustratorKatherine Roy

November 19, 2013|
Buried Beneath Us: Discovering the Ancient Cities of the Americas by Anthony Aveni
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A beautifully illustrated look at the forces that help cities grow-and eventually cause their destruction-told through the stories of the great civilizations of ancient America.

You may think you know all of the American cities. But did you know that long before New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, or Boston ever appeared on the map-thousands of years before Europeans first colonized North America-other cities were here? They grew up, fourished, and eventually disappeared in the same places that modern cities like St. Louis and Mexico City would later appear. In the pages of this book, you''ll find the astonishing story of how they grew from small settlements to booming city centers-and then crumbled into ruins.

Anthony Aveni is the Russell B. Colgate Professor of Astronomy and Anthropology at Colgate University. He helped develop the field of archeoastronomy and is known particularly for his research in the astronomical history of the Maya Indians of ancient Mexico. He is a lecturer, speaker, and editor/author of over two dozen books on ancie...
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Title:Buried Beneath Us: Discovering the Ancient Cities of the Americas
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:96 pages, 10.19 X 8.31 X 0.52 in
Shipping dimensions:96 pages, 10.19 X 8.31 X 0.52 in
Published:November 19, 2013
Publisher:Roaring Brook Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781596435674

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