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Handbook to life in the Ancient Maya world

Author: Lynn V Foster
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©2002.
Series: Facts on File library of world history.
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This text offers an accessible presentation of the latest archaeological and historical research on all aspects of Maya society, from its earliest beginnings to the Spanish Conquest in the 16th century. It introduces the evolution of Maya civilization and the geography of the Pre-Columbian Maya, then describes society and government, warfare, religion and cosmology, art, funerary beliefs, architecture, arithmetic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn V Foster
ISBN: 0816041482 9780816041480
OCLC Number: 50676955
Description: xiv, 402 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Maya civilization and archaeology --
Evolution of Maya civilization --
Geography of the pre-Columbian Maya --
Society and government --
Warfare --
Religion, cosmology, and art / by Kaylee Spencer-Ahrens and Linnea H. Wren --
Funerary beliefs and customs --
Architecture and building --
Arithmetic, astronomy, and the calendar / by Kaylee Spencer-Ahrens and Linnea H. Wren --
Written evidence / by Ruth J. Krochock --
Economy, industry, and trade --
Daily life --
Chronology.
Series Title: Facts on File library of world history.
Responsibility: Lynn V. Foster.

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A presentation of research on all aspects of Maya civilization, from its earliest beginnings to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. It profiles the everyday routines of the Maya with coverage  Read more...

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