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The Maya has long been established as the best, most readable introduction to the New World's greatest ancient civilization. In these pages Professor Coe distills a lifetime's scholarship for the general reader and student. Since the publication of the sixth edition of The Maya, new sites have been uncovered and further excavations in old sites have proceeded at an unprecedented pace. Among the many new discoveries is the chance find of extraordinary murals dating to ca. AD 100 at San Bartolo in the Peten. New epigraphic, archaeological, and osteological research has thrown light on the identity of the "founding fathers" of such great sites as Tikal and Copan, and their close affiliation with Teotihuacan in central Mexico. The previously little known center of Ek' Balam in northeastern Yucatan has turned out to be a regional kingdom of major importance, with extraordinary stucco reliefs and a plethora of painted inscriptions. It has now become apparent that the birth of Maya civilization lies not in the Classic but during the Preclassic period, above all in the Mirador Basin of northern Guatemala, where the builders of gigantic ancient cities (interconnected by causeways) erected the world's largest pyramid as early as 200 BC. All of these finds suggest that we must rethink what we mean by "Classic." The seventh edition also presents new evidence for the use of wetlands by the Classic Maya, and fresh perspectives on the catastrophic demise of Classic civilization by the close of the ninth century.

Synopsis:

"A clear and intelligent description of the development and organization of Maya civilization."—Natural History

Synopsis:

"The gold standard of introductory books on the ancient Maya."—Expedition

About the Author

Michael D. Coe is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Yale University. His books include The Maya, Mexico, Breaking the Maya Code, Angkor and the Khmer Civilization, and Reading the Maya Glyphs. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500285053
Author:
Coe, Michael D
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Author:
Coe, Michael D.
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Central America
Copyright:
Edition Number:
7
Edition Description:
Seventh Edition
Series:
Ancient Peoples and Places
Publication Date:
20050330
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
175 illustrations, 17 in color
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.74x5.26x.73 in. 1.63 lbs.

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