Maya to Aztec: Ancient Mesoamerica Revealed

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Maya to Aztec: Ancient Mesoamerica Revealed

2015

Uncover the fascinating rise and fall of the Maya and Aztec civilizations-spectacular empires with complex cultures that ruled vast stretches of pre-Columbian America. In this comprehensive course taught by the Director of the...

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Edwin Barnhart

In This Series

The Maya, Aztecs, and Mesoamerica
Episode 1
The Maya, Aztecs, and Mesoamerica
Olmec Civilization Emerges
Episode 2
Olmec Civilization Emerges
Olmec Art as the Mother Culture
Episode 3
Olmec Art as the Mother Culture
Olmec Contemporaries
Episode 4
Olmec Contemporaries
Mesoamerican Plants, Cuisine, and Medicine
Episode 5
Mesoamerican Plants, Cuisine, and Medicine
Early Highland Maya - Izapa to Kaminaljuyu
Episode 6
Early Highland Maya - Izapa to Kaminaljuyu
Preclassic Maya Lowlands - El Mirador
Episode 7
Preclassic Maya Lowlands - El Mirador
The Popol Vuh - Creation and Hero Twins
Episode 8
The Popol Vuh - Creation and Hero Twins
The Great City of Teotihuacan
Episode 9
The Great City of Teotihuacan
How the Maya Mastered Mathematics
Episode 10
How the Maya Mastered Mathematics
The World's Most Elaborate Calendar
Episode 11
The World's Most Elaborate Calendar
Tikal - Aspiring Capital of the Maya World
Episode 12
Tikal - Aspiring Capital of the Maya World
Maya Hieroglyphs - Breaking the Code
Episode 13
Maya Hieroglyphs - Breaking the Code
Maya Astronomy and Building Orientations
Episode 14
Maya Astronomy and Building Orientations
The Dresden Codex
Episode 15
The Dresden Codex
Palenque - Jewel in the West
Episode 16
Palenque - Jewel in the West
Sacred Geometry in Art and Architecture
Episode 17
Sacred Geometry in Art and Architecture
Illuminating Works of Maya Art
Episode 18
Illuminating Works of Maya Art
Copan - Jungle Dynasty of the East
Episode 19
Copan - Jungle Dynasty of the East
Calakmul - The Mighty Snake Kingdom
Episode 20
Calakmul - The Mighty Snake Kingdom
The Mesoamerican Ball Game
Episode 21
The Mesoamerican Ball Game
Enigmatic West Mexico and Shaft Tombs
Episode 22
Enigmatic West Mexico and Shaft Tombs
Classic Maya Collapse - Cities Abandoned!
Episode 23
Classic Maya Collapse - Cities Abandoned!
New Cities of the Terminal Classic - Uxmal
Episode 24
New Cities of the Terminal Classic - Uxmal
Monte Alban and Zapotec Rule over Oaxaca
Episode 25
Monte Alban and Zapotec Rule over Oaxaca
The Mixtec Rise - Gold and Epic Stories
Episode 26
The Mixtec Rise - Gold and Epic Stories
The Great Pyramid of Cholula and El Tajin
Episode 27
The Great Pyramid of Cholula and El Tajin
Cacaxtla Murals and Xochicalco
Episode 28
Cacaxtla Murals and Xochicalco
The Toltecs - Role Models or Myth?
Episode 29
The Toltecs - Role Models or Myth?
Chichen Itza - Maya Capital of the Yucatán
Episode 30
Chichen Itza - Maya Capital of the Yucatán
League of Mayapan - Maya New World Order
Episode 31
League of Mayapan - Maya New World Order
Mesoamerican Religion
Episode 32
Mesoamerican Religion
Aztec Origins - Arrival and Rise of the Mexica
Episode 33
Aztec Origins - Arrival and Rise of the Mexica
The Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlan
Episode 34
The Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlan
Life in the Aztec World
Episode 35
Life in the Aztec World
How the Aztecs Expanded Their Empire
Episode 36
How the Aztecs Expanded Their Empire
Independent Tarascans - Desert Warriors
Episode 37
Independent Tarascans - Desert Warriors
Paquime - Northernmost Mesoamerican City?
Episode 38
Paquime - Northernmost Mesoamerican City?
Illuminating Works of Aztec Art
Episode 39
Illuminating Works of Aztec Art
Tulum - Aztecs at the Ancient Maya Port City
Episode 40
Tulum - Aztecs at the Ancient Maya Port City
First Contact with Europe in Mesoamerica
Episode 41
First Contact with Europe in Mesoamerica
The Siege of Tenochtitlan
Episode 42
The Siege of Tenochtitlan
Conquest of the Maya and Landa's Legacy
Episode 43
Conquest of the Maya and Landa's Legacy
The Fall of the Last Maya Kingdom - The Itza
Episode 44
The Fall of the Last Maya Kingdom - The Itza
The Caste Wars of Yucatán
Episode 45
The Caste Wars of Yucatán
Echoes of the Past in Mexico
Episode 46
Echoes of the Past in Mexico
Maya Survival and Revival
Episode 47
Maya Survival and Revival
Frontiers of Mesoamerican Archeology
Episode 48
Frontiers of Mesoamerican Archeology