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The ancient Maya : new perspectives

Author: Heather Irene McKillop
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2004.
Series: Understanding ancient civilizations.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This is an introduction to the Mayan civilization, including new interpretations and ongoing controversies. The book features examples of artifacts such as the murals of Bonampak and the Hieroglyphic Stairway of Copan.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McKillop, Heather Irene, 1953-
Ancient Maya.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2004
(DLC) 2003016239
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Irene McKillop
ISBN: 1576076970 9781576076972 1576076962 9781576076965 1280712430 9781280712432 9786610712434 6610712433
OCLC Number: 56558696
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 453 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Location of Maya area and environmental setting --
Historical and chronological setting --
Origins, growth, and decline of the Maya civilization --
Economics --
Social organization and social structure --
Politics --
Religion and ideology --
Material culture --
Intellectual accomplishments --
Major controversies and future directions in the study of the Maya civilization.
Series Title: Understanding ancient civilizations.
Responsibility: Heather McKillop.
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Thanks to powerful innovations in archaeology and other types of historical research, we now have a picture of everyday life in the Mayan empire that turns the long-accepted conventional wisdom on  Read more...


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"The clearly written book boasts an extensive glossary, a long chronology listing major events from Maya origins to current research, and good maps and illustrations. It is excellent as a text and Read more...

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