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The Olmeca-Xicallanca of Teotihuacan, Cacaxtla, and Cholula

An archaeological, ethnohistorical, and linguistic synthesis/El Epiclásico en la región poblano-tlaxcalteca

Robert E. L. Chadwick. With a contribution by Angel García Cook
Paris Monographs in American Archaeology


Olmeca-Xicallanca, ‘People from the Land of Rubber, People from the Land of Canoes’ – the Nahuatl name of these ethnic groups invokes the hot, alluvial coastal plains of Veracruz, Tabasco, and Campeche (Mexico). For almost a century studying the ethnohistoric records on the Olmeca-Xicallanca, scholars have sought answers to the questions of ‘who?’, ‘what?’, ‘why?’, ‘when?’, and ‘where?’ These questions have been by no means easy to answer – this present volume of contributions puts forward a series of answers and possible solutions.