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The classic Maya

Author: Stephen D Houston; Takeshi Inomata
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Cambridge world archaeology.
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In the first millennium A.D., the classic Maya created courtly societies in and around the Yucatan Peninsula that have left some of the most striking intellectual and aesthetic achievements of the ancient world, including large settlements like Tikal, Copan, and Palenque. This book is a synthesis of the Classic Maya. It is informed by new decipherment of hieroglyphs, decades of intensive excavation and survey.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen D Houston; Takeshi Inomata
ISBN: 9780521660068 0521660068 9780521669726 0521669723
OCLC Number: 318870734
Description: xviii, 383 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Setting. Sociality ; Beginnings ; The classic period. --
Social Actors. Kings and queens, courts and palaces ; Nobles ; Gods, supernaturals, and ancestors ; Farmers ; Craftspeople and traders ; End of an era.
Series Title: Cambridge world archaeology.
Responsibility: Stephen D. Houston, Takeshi Inomata.

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This book is the first in-depth synthesis of the Classic Maya.  Read more...

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"...valuable for anyone interested in Mesoamerica, and a major contribution to Maya studies. Essential." -Choice

 
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