17 March 1972
Vol 175, Issue 4027

About The Cover

Flat, molded figurines with forward-jut-ting feet and prominent teeth (often stylishly mutilated) were made around A.D. 800 in highland central Mexico. This figurine was excavated in 1969 at the Cerro de Xochitecatl, Tlaxcala, by Bodo Spranz, under the auspices of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinchaft (actual size, about 20 centimeters high). See page 1208. [Don E. Dumond, University of Oregon, Eugene]