Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-288) and index.
"A multi-disciplinary approach reinterprets the Mixtec codices and argues that they present a Mixtec history of the political fragmentation that occurred in Oaxaca following Monte Albán's decline. Through archaeological survey and informant interviews, authors correlate specific postclassic archaeological sites with the codices. Additional research needed to substantiate correlations"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57. http://www.loc.gov/hlas
1. Archaeology and Ethnohistory in the Mixteca Alta, Oaxaca, Mexico -- 2. Politics in Classic and Postclassic Communities -- 3. The Archaeological and Ethnological Survey: Results -- 4. Five Hundred Years of Pre-Columbian Mixtec History -- 5. Conclusions: The Position of the Mixteca Alta in Greater Mexico -- App. 1. The Mixtec Calendar -- App. 2. Cycles of the Calendar: A Mixtec-Gregorian Concordance.