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Publisher Comments:

The rich findings of recent exploration and research are incorporated in this completely revised and greatly expanded edition of the standard work on the New World's most brilliant native civilization - that of the Maya people of northern Central America and southern Mexico. New field discoveries, new technical advances, new successes in the decipherment of Maya writing, and new theoretical perspectives on the Maya past have made necessary this present edition. It contains some 500 photographs, line drawings, maps, and site maps - about one fourth of which are new.

Synopsis:

A new, completely revised edition of the standard work on Mayan civilization, incorporating the results of new research.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [765]-847) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The setting; 2. The origins of Maya civilization; 3. The preclassic Maya; 4. The early classic and the rise of Tikal; 5. The late classic and the expansion of the lowland states; 6. The terminal classic; 7. The postclassic; 8. Subsistence systems; 9. Trade and external contact; 10. The organization of Maya society; 11. Ideology and cosmology; 12. Arithmetic, calendrics, and astronomy; 13. Language and writing; 14. Architecture, sculpture, and painting; 15. Artifacts; Epilogue: the Spanish conquest; Appendix: conversion between Maya and Gregorian chronologies; Reference material.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804723107
Other:
Sharer, Robert J.
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Author:
Morley, Sylvanus G.
Author:
Sharer, Robert J.
Author:
Brainerd, George W
Location:
Stanford, Calif. :
Subject:
World
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Mayas
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Central America Antiquities.
Subject:
Latin America - Central America
Edition Number:
5
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
19941117
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
500 half-tones
Pages:
928
Dimensions:
9.27x7.10x1.70 in. 3.23 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Archaeology » Mayas
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History

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