Buried Beneath Us: Discovering the Ancient Cities of the Americas Read ½ 104

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Buried Beneath Us: Discovering the Ancient Cities of the Americas Read ½ 104 ó 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 cA 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 di. A prominent archaeoastronomer describes 4 ancient American cities Cahokia Missouri Tenochtítlan and Copàn Mexico and Cuzco Peruand their civilizations for young readers The narrative is organized by big uestions how did they grow what was daily life like how did religion hold the culture together and what lessons can we learn from their history The effectenhanced by a book design that doesn't offer any indication when the text focus turns to a different city is confusing It's hard to distinguish the different cultures and there are some striking differences and even for the big uestions there are few general answers The choice to illustrate with blocky gray scale drawings is unfortunate Lacking in detail or even even the attractiveness that makes readers look closely they seem to have been designed to break up the text than to add information This book on a subject I care about is a big disappointment

Anthony F. Aveni Ú 4 Read

D 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 t. Anthony Aveni is a distinguished professor of Astronomy Anthropology and Native American Studies at Colgate University This short book is very readable and the illustrations by Katherine Roy add to the reader's enjoyment The author relates the stroy of four pre columbian cities Cuzco Copan Tenochtitlan and Cahokia He tells how the grew and how they decayed He ends with a few lessons we could learn from their history

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Buried Beneath Us Discovering the Ancient Cities of the AmericasHe 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. A very good look at four different civilizations in the Americas As someone who grew up in the St Louis area I was familiar with Cahokia and that's what drew me to this book I was hoping for a book to share with my elementary students but this one I feel is just a bit above my K 5th graders It would be very suitable for middle and high school Great information about the Mississippian Culture Mayans Aztecs and Incas