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Handbook to life in the ancient Maya world

Author: Lynn V Foster
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the Mesoamerican civilizations that flourished in Mexico and parts of Central America, the Maya are becoming increasingly known for their contributions to science, mathematics, and technology. Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World sorts through recent groundbreaking discoveries to offer an accessible thematic presentation of the latest research on all aspects of Maya society, from its earliest  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Belletristische Darstellung
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn V Foster
ISBN: 9780195183634 0195183630
OCLC Number: 57319740
Notes: Originally published: New York : Facts on File, ©2002.
Description: xiv, 402 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Maya civilization and archaeology --
Evolution of Maya civilization --
Geography of the pre-Columbian Maya --
Society and government --
Warfare --
Religion, cosmology, and art by Kaylee Spencer-Ahrens and Linnea H. Wren --
Funerary beliefs and customs --
Architecture and building --
Arithmetic, astronomy, and the calendar by Kaylee Spencer-Ahrens and Linnea H. Wren --
Written evidence by Ruth J. Krochock --
Economy, industry, and trade --
Daily life.
Responsibility: Lynn V. Foster ; foreword by Peter Mathews.
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Focuses on a mysterious and grand civilization, from its beginnings to the Spanish Conquest in the 16th century. Each chapter of this book, is supplemented by a bibliography and photographs, original  Read more...

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