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John Lloyd Stephen and Frederick Catherwood : Mayan explorers

Author: Michael McDermott; Center for International Education (U.S.)
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : [Center for International Education], [1994]
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : National government publication : Microfiche : English
Database:WorldCat
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This mini-unit focuses on the lives and accomplishments of John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood and their contacts with the Maya. This project deals specifically with how Stephens' published accounts and Catherwood's drawings became the basis from which all further Mayan research developed. These two explorers were the first to describe and chronicle fully their discoveries in Mexico and Central America.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Outlines and syllabi
Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Outlines, syllabi, etc
Named Person: John L Stephens; Frederick Catherwood; Frederick Catherwood; John L Stephens
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael McDermott; Center for International Education (U.S.)
OCLC Number: 46762547
Language Note: English.
Notes: Cover title.
"Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminar 1994."
Reproduction Notes: Microfiche. [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Education ; SuptDocs/GPO, 1996. 1 microfiche : negative.
Description: 10 pages
Responsibility: Michael McDermott.

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This mini-unit focuses on the lives and accomplishments of John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood and their contacts with the Maya. This project deals specifically with how Stephens' published accounts and Catherwood's drawings became the basis from which all further Mayan research developed. These two explorers were the first to describe and chronicle fully their discoveries in Mexico and Central America. Topics discussed include: (1) "The Yucatan, Location, Climate and Basic Geography"; (2) "Earliest References to the Yucatan Peninsula"; (3) "Early Maya History"; (4) "Mayan Language"; (5) "John Lloyd Stephens"; (6) "Frederick Catherwood"; and (7) "Modern Research Regarding the Maya." Contains 12 references. (Eh).

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