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The ancient Maya

Author: Sylvanus Griswold Morley
Publisher: Stanford University, Calif. : Stanford University Press ; London : G. Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, ©1946.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Comprehensive synthesis of ancient Maya scholarship. Extensive summary of the archaeology of the Maya world provides the historical context for a detailed topical synthesis of chronological and geographic variability within the Maya cultural tradition.
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
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Morley, Sylvanus Griswold, 1883-1948.
Ancient Maya.
Stanford University, Calif., Stanford University Press; London, G. Cumberlege, Oxford University Press [1946]
(OCoLC)647619535
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvanus Griswold Morley
OCLC Number: 1873731
Description: xxxii, 520 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Country --
People --
Origin of the Maya civilization --
Old empire --
New empire --
Spanish conquest of Yucatan --
Spanish conquest of Peten --
Agriculture and social organization --
Life of the common people --
Religion and dieties --
Hieroglyphic writing, arithmetic, and astronomy --
Cities and architecture --
Sculpture and modeling --
Ceramics --
Miscellaneous arts and crafts --
Appraisal of the Maya civilization --
Appendixes.
Responsibility: Sylvanus Griswold Morley.

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Comprehensive synthesis of ancient Maya scholarship. Extensive summary of the archaeology of the Maya world provides the historical context for a detailed topical synthesis of chronological and geographic variability within the Maya cultural tradition.

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