The publication of this book makes available once more the important work carried out by the Swedish archaeologist Sigvald Linne (1899-1986) on the site of Xolalpan, part of the Teotihuacan complex in Mexico. Originally published in 1934, and now with a new foreword by Staffan Brunius and an introduction by George L Cowgill, Linne's account of the excavation and finds was one of the first investigations in this field to examine a domestic residence away from the major pyramids which had been the focus of so much attention. The progress of the excavation, the graves that were uncovered, as well as the range of finds recovered, including utilitarian ceramics, incense burners, spindle whorls, clay and stone objects, figurines and bone artefacts, are all discussed by Linne.
Sigvald Linne was a Professor of Ethnography at the University of Stockholm and Director of the Swedish National Museum of Ethnography until 1969. He published several books including, "The Technique of South American Ceramics."Staffan Brunius is Curator of the Americas at the National Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm. George L. Cowgill is Professor of Anthropology at Arizona State University and coeditor of "The Collapse of Ancient States and Civilizations.""