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New theories on the ancient Maya

Author: Elin C Danien; Robert J Sharer; University of Pennsylvania. University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Publisher: Philadelphia : University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 1992.
Series: University Museum monograph, 77.; University Museum symposium series, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
New theories on the ancient Maya.
Philadelphia : University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 1992
(OCoLC)657910683
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elin C Danien; Robert J Sharer; University of Pennsylvania. University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
ISBN: 0924171138 9780924171130
OCLC Number: 25510312
Notes: Papers presented at the annual Maya Weekend sponsored by the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology of the University of Pennsylvania, in 1987.
Description: xi, 245 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Quest for decipherment : a historical and biographical survey of Maya hieroglyphic investigation / George E. Stuart --
Classic Maya politics / Stephen D. Houston --
From Double Bird to Ah Cacao : dynastic troubles and the cycle of katuns at Tikal, Guatemala / William A. Haviland --
Preclassic notation and the development of Maya writing / David W. Sedat --
Excavating among the collections : a reexamination of three figurines / Elin C. Danien --
Pure language and lapidary prose / Clemency Chase Coggins --
The myth of the Popol vuh as an instrument of power / Justin Kerr --
New ceremonial and settlement evidence at La Venta, and its relation to preclassic Maya cultures / William F. Rust, III --
The preclassic origin of lowland Maya states / Robert J. Sharer --
Preclassic Maya civilization / Norman Hammond --
The development of a regional tradition in southern Belize / Richard M. Leventhal --
Beyond temples and palaces : recent settlement pattern research at the ancient Maya city of Sayil (1983-1985) / Jeremy A. Sabloff and Gair Tourtellot --
Variations on a theme : a frontier view of Maya civilization / John S. Henderson --
Deciphering Maya architectural plans / Wendy Ashmore --
Burials as caches; caches as burials : a new interpretation of the meaning of ritual deposits among the classic period lowland Maya / Marshall J. Becker --
Rebellious prophets / Grant D. Jones --
Divination and prophecy in Yucatan / Bruce Love --
Mayan calendars, cosmology, and astronomical commensuration / Barbara Tedlock --
The Popol vuh as a hieroglyphic book / Dennis Tedlock --
The future of Tikal / Christopher Jones.
Series Title: University Museum monograph, 77.; University Museum symposium series, v. 3.
Responsibility: Elin C. Danien, Robert J. Sharer, editors.

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