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Maya archaeologist

Author: J Eric S Thompson
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Autobiographical account of the early days of modern Maya archaeology by the most influential Mayanist of the middle decades of the 20th century. A foreword by Norman Hammond highlights Thompson's immense contribution to Maya studies, but also points out that changes in the field since publication of the original edition in 1963 have resulted in the rejection of some of Thompson's ideas. This thoroughly readable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: J Eric S Thompson; J Eric S Thompson
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Eric S Thompson
ISBN: 0806112069 9780806112060
OCLC Number: 30074945
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 284 pages, maps : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Digging at Chichen Itza --
Coba, Uxmal, and other ruins --
Lubaantun, British Honduras --
A wild goose chase and Pusilha --
Maya ancient and modern --
The Cayo district, British Honduras --
Cities of the Peten --
Copan, Eastern outpost --
San Jose and La Honradez --
Across the peninsula of Yucatan.
Responsibility: by J. Eric S. Thompson ; foreword by Norman Hammond.

Abstract:

"Autobiographical account of the early days of modern Maya archaeology by the most influential Mayanist of the middle decades of the 20th century. A foreword by Norman Hammond highlights Thompson's immense contribution to Maya studies, but also points out that changes in the field since publication of the original edition in 1963 have resulted in the rejection of some of Thompson's ideas. This thoroughly readable account of Thompson's work during the 1920s-30s provides a fascinating glimpse of a critical formative period in Maya archaeology"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
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