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The first Maya civilization : ritual and power before the classic period

Author: Francisco Estrada Belli
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
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Estrada-Belli (archaeology, Boston U.) conducted research for 10 years in and around the Holmul site in Guatemala, where the earliest Maya artifacts have been found, and here offers a first summary of his findings about how the civilization developed. Among his topics are the beginnings of Maya civilization, peasant pioneers, preclassic kingdoms and the AD 100 conjuncture across the lowland, activating the Maya  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francisco Estrada Belli
ISBN: 9780415429931 9780415429948 9780203839133 0415429935 0415429943 0203839137
OCLC Number: 614990197
Description: xvi, 176 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Maya civilization in perspective --
Trajectories of evolution : Maya archaeology and the preclassic Maya --
Maya states before the classic period --
Planting the seed of civilization : the making of sacred ground --
Earth-mountain-caves and sky-serpent-birds : meta-narratives of preclassic Maya art --
The preclassic-classic Maya transition : a new beginning?
Responsibility: Francisco Estrada-Belli.

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"Francisco Estrada-Belli's new book on the early Maya stems from a decade of excavations and survey by the Holmul Project at Holmul, Cival, La, Sufricaya, and other sites in the northeast Peten of Read more...

 
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