El Palacio, Quarterly Magazine of the Museum of New Mexico. Volume 86, No. 1, Spring 1980 Anniversary Issue 1984 [featuring] "Tlachtli, The Ball Game of the Americas" by Karelei Tulenko. Richard Polese.

El Palacio, Quarterly Magazine of the Museum of New Mexico. Volume 86, No. 1, Spring 1980 Anniversary Issue 1984 [featuring] "Tlachtli, The Ball Game of the Americas" by Karelei Tulenko

Santa Fe: the journal / Museum of New Mexico, 1984. Magazine. 46p., numerous illustrations from period and site photography, staplebound 11x8.5 inch decorated wraps. A fine, clean, unmolested copy. As regards the cover story, the mesoamerican game was played with rubber balls (a first), dozens of specialized "ball courts" have been excavated, it was a tough game with frequent on-field deaths and incapacitations (players wore knee guards and other protective girdings).

Also fine articles on ancient irrigation (acequias), on Mabel Dodge Luhan's odd adobe, and frontier medicine (plenty opium) and healing.

Cat.No: 240401

Price: $12.00