Books for Adults
Bernal, Ignacio. 1975. Mexico before Cortéz: Art, History, and Legend. Rev. ed. Doubleday and Company.
Berrin, Kathleen, ed. 1997. The Spirit of Ancient Peru: Treasures from the Museo Arqueologica. Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.
Coe, Michael. 1968. America’s First Civilization: Discovering the Olmec. American Heritage.
Emmerich, Andre. 1965. Sweat and the Sun and Tears of the Moon: Gold and Silver in Pre-Columbian Art. University of Washington Press.
Kubler, George. 1984. The Art and Architecture of Ancient America: The Mexican, Maya, and Andean Peoples. 2d ed. Penguin Books.
León-Portilla, Miguel. 1990. Time and Reality in the Thought of the Maya. University of Oklahoma Press.
Pasztory, Esther. 1983. Aztec Art. Harry N. Abrams.
Scarborough, Vernon L., and David R. Wilcox. 1991. The Mesoamerican Ballgame. University of Arizona Press.
Townsend, Richard F. 1998. Ancient West Mexico: Art and Archaeology of the Unknown Past. The Art Institute of Chicago.
Books for Children
Bierhorst, John. 1984.The Hungry Woman—Myths and Legends of the Aztecs. William Morrow.
Bierhorst, John. 1990. The Mythology of Mexico and Central America. William Morrow.
Lattimore, Deborah Nourse. 1987. The Flame of Peace—A Tale of the Aztecs. Harper and Row.
Morrison, Marion. 1986. Atahualpa and the Incas. Bookwright Press.
Traven, B. 1968. The Creation of the Sun and the Moon. Hill and Wang.
An introduction to the Aztec calendar, including the date in glyphs and an e-mail question-and-answer forum.
Ice Mummies of the Inca: A Nova Online Adventure
Follow the details of a 1996 expedition in search of ancient sacrificial mummies in Peru. The site includes daily accounts, pictures, and e-mail correspondence from the archaeological team.
The Sport of Life and Death: The Mesoamerican Ballgame
Interactive site for educators and children designed by Interactive Knowledge, Inc. for the traveling exhibition of the same name. Organized by the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, with game facts, maps, a game demo, and classroom connections.
Teotihuacan Home Page
Descriptions of the ancient city of Teotihuacan with videos of major monuments, excavation reports, and a chronology. Note: some pages are in Spanish.
Welcome to Maya Adventure!
Science activities and history of ancient and modern Mayan culture from the Science Museum of Minnesota