Buried Beneath Us
Discovering the Ancient Cities of the Americas
Anthony Aveni, illustrated by Katherine Roy
Roaring Brook Press
A beautifully illustrated look at the forces that help cities grow—and eventually cause their destruction—told through the stories of the great civilizations of ancient America.
You may think you know all of the American cities. But did you know that long before New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, or Boston ever appeared on the map—thousands of years before Europeans first colonized North America—other cities were here? They grew up, fourished, and eventually disappeared in the same places that modern cities like St. Louis and Mexico City would later appear. In the pages of this book, you'll find the astonishing story of how they grew from small settlements to booming city centers—and then crumbled into ruins.
WHAT ARE CITIES?
Downtown Mexico City, the largest city in the Americas, February 21, 1978: Electrical workers are at work laying a cable on a busy street corner. Suddenly a loud clank resonates from the tip of...
Praise for Buried Beneath Us
“A solid treatment of a fascinating subject, introducing young readers to cities that rose and fell long before our time.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Enough to slake a thirst for adventure.” —Booklist