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The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940

Book Reviews

indicated by the mythology of the living pueblos. The appendices
contain two papers, "Pajaritian Pictography" by Kenneth M.
Chapman, and "From the Archives" by Sylvanus G. Marley. An
interesting collection of documents entitled "Preservation of Amer-
ican Antiquities" is also found in the appendices. These trace the
movement on the part of the Federal Government and also by
the State of New Mexico to preserve prehistoric sites and to reg-
ulate their excavation. The utility of the volume is considerably
enhanced by an index.
The publication is one of a series of Handbooks of Archaeological
History which Dr. Hewett is doing on the Southwest. On the
whole the book will probably be of more interest to the layman
than of value to the professional archaeologist.
Texas Technological College.
HISTORIA Y ETNOGRAFPA. Tomo II, quinta epoca.
Secretaria de Educaci6n Piblica. Publicaciones del Museo
Nacional de M6xico. Mexico, 1937.
Like all government publications, this series of the National
Museum of Mexico appears with somewhat late regularity. De-
voted primarily to history and ethnology, this volume contains
valuable contributions also to archaeology, native linguistics, and
In recent years interest in Maya culture and history has grown
in Mexico and the United States. The present volume contains
three special studies on this subject that should appeal to students
of Maya civilization. Enrique Juan Palacios gives details of
new Maya jewels found in Palenque; Alfredo Barrera Vkzquez
discourses at length on Maya culture in general; while the work
of John D. Teeple on Maya astronomy is translated by C6sar
Lizardi Ramos and printed with numerous illustrations.
Folklore and tradition are represented by two articles, one by the
well known Mexican folklorist, Ruben M. Campos, who presents
a collection of Mexican legends and traditions of the pre-conquest
period and a description of customs and habits in colonial Mexico;
and the other by Gabriel Saldivar on the popular Mexican dance


Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. Accessed October 6, 2015.