National Geographic : 1948 Jan
V. De Palma from Black Star No Mean Engineering Feat Was This Colossal Toltec Goddess Its pre-Aztec creators quarried, carved, and erected it without metal tools, beasts of burden, or use of the wheel. About 10/2 feet high, the goddess tips the scales at nearly 25 tons. Now in Mexico City's National Museum, it stood near the Pyramid of the Moon at Teotihuacan (page 116). Indiana Historical Society From an Indiana Mound Came This Aboriginal "Thinker" Carved from yellow fluorite,the 9-inch figurine isamasterpiece ofprimitive sculpture. Experts consider itone ofthe rarest specimens ofIndian art tocome from eastern North America.Unusual realism shows infeatures, headdress, and flattened rear of skull.