10 August 1984
Vol 225, Issue 4662

About The Cover

Seated human figure carved in stone on the Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent at Xochicalco. Plumed speech scrolls emanating from the figure's mouth indicated praise to the gods and ordination of man. See page 579. [Kenneth G. Hirth, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40506]