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The First Maya Civilization


Author : Francisco Estrada-Belli
language : en
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date : 2010-11-08


Download The First Maya Civilization written by Francisco Estrada-Belli and has been published by Routledge this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2010-11-08 with Social Science categories.


When the Maya kings of Tikal dedicated their first carved monuments in the third century A.D., inaugurating the Classic period of Maya history that lasted for six centuries and saw the rise of such famous cities as Palenque, Copan and Yaxchilan, Maya civilization was already nearly a millennium old. Its first cities, such as Nakbe and El Mirador, had some of the largest temples ever raised in Prehispanic America, while others such as Cival showed even earlier evidence of complex rituals. The reality of this Preclassic Maya civilization has been documented by scholars over the past three decades: what had been seen as an age of simple village farming, belatedly responding to the stimulus of more advanced peoples in highland Mesoamerica, is now know to have been the period when the Maya made themselves into one of the New World's most innovative societies. This book discusses the most recent advances in our knowledge of the Preclassic Maya and the emergence of their rainforest civilization, with new data on settlement, political organization, architecture, iconography and epigraphy supporting a contemporary theoretical perspective that challenges prior assumptions.

The First Maya Civilization


Author : Francisco Estrada-Belli
language : en
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date : 2010-11-08


Download The First Maya Civilization written by Francisco Estrada-Belli and has been published by Routledge this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2010-11-08 with Social Science categories.


When the Maya kings of Tikal dedicated their first carved monuments in the third century A.D., inaugurating the Classic period of Maya history that lasted for six centuries and saw the rise of such famous cities as Palenque, Copan and Yaxchilan, Maya civilization was already nearly a millennium old. Its first cities, such as Nakbe and El Mirador, had some of the largest temples ever raised in Prehispanic America, while others such as Cival showed even earlier evidence of complex rituals. The reality of this Preclassic Maya civilization has been documented by scholars over the past three decades: what had been seen as an age of simple village farming, belatedly responding to the stimulus of more advanced peoples in highland Mesoamerica, is now know to have been the period when the Maya made themselves into one of the New World's most innovative societies. This book discusses the most recent advances in our knowledge of the Preclassic Maya and the emergence of their rainforest civilization, with new data on settlement, political organization, architecture, iconography and epigraphy supporting a contemporary theoretical perspective that challenges prior assumptions.

The First Maya Civilization


Author : Francisco Estrada-Belli
language : en
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date : 2010-11-08


Download The First Maya Civilization written by Francisco Estrada-Belli and has been published by Routledge this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2010-11-08 with Social Science categories.


When the Maya kings of Tikal dedicated their first carved monuments in the third century A.D., inaugurating the Classic period of Maya history that lasted for six centuries and saw the rise of such famous cities as Palenque, Copan and Yaxchilan, Maya civilization was already nearly a millennium old. Its first cities, such as Nakbe and El Mirador, had some of the largest temples ever raised in Prehispanic America, while others such as Cival showed even earlier evidence of complex rituals. The reality of this Preclassic Maya civilization has been documented by scholars over the past three decades: what had been seen as an age of simple village farming, belatedly responding to the stimulus of more advanced peoples in highland Mesoamerica, is now know to have been the period when the Maya made themselves into one of the New World's most innovative societies. This book discusses the most recent advances in our knowledge of the Preclassic Maya and the emergence of their rainforest civilization, with new data on settlement, political organization, architecture, iconography and epigraphy supporting a contemporary theoretical perspective that challenges prior assumptions.

Your Travel Guide To The Ancient Mayan Civilization


Author : Nancy Day
language : en
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
Release Date : 2001


Download Your Travel Guide To The Ancient Mayan Civilization written by Nancy Day and has been published by Twenty-First Century Books this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2001 with Juvenile Nonfiction categories.


Takes readers on a journey back in time in order to experience life during the Maya civilization, describing clothing, accommodations, foods, local customs, transportation, a few notable personalities, and more.

Ancient Maya


Author : Arthur Demarest
language : en
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2004-12-09


Download Ancient Maya written by Arthur Demarest and has been published by Cambridge University Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2004-12-09 with History categories.


In this new archaeological study, Arthur Demarest brings the lost pre-Columbian civilization of the Maya to life. In applying a holistic perspective to the most recent evidence from archaeology, paleoecology, and epigraphy, this theoretical interpretation emphasises both the brilliant rain forest adaptations of the ancient Maya and the Native American spirituality that permeated all aspects of their daily life. Demarest draws on his own discoveries and the findings of colleagues to reconstruct the complex lifeways and volatile political history of the Classic Maya states of the first to eighth centuries. He provides a new explanation of the long-standing mystery of the ninth-century abandonment of most of the great rain forest cities. Finally, he draws lessons from the history of the Classic Maya cities for contemporary society and for the ongoing struggles and resurgence of the modern Maya peoples, who are now re-emerging from six centuries of oppression.

Daily Life In Maya Civilization


Author : Robert J. Sharer
language : en
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date : 2009


Download Daily Life In Maya Civilization written by Robert J. Sharer and has been published by Greenwood Publishing Group this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2009 with History categories.


Traces Maya civilization from its earliest beginnings to the Spanish conquest in the sixteenth century, examining the daily life of the people, and discusses topics such as the civilization's economy, social and political systems, writing and calendar, arts and crafts, and religion.

Daily Life In Maya Civilization 2nd Edition


Author : Robert J. Sharer
language : en
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release Date : 2009-05-14


Download Daily Life In Maya Civilization 2nd Edition written by Robert J. Sharer and has been published by ABC-CLIO this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2009-05-14 with History categories.


Experience daily life in Maya civilization, from its earliest beginnings to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. Narrative chapters describe Mayan political life, economy, social structure, religion, writing, warfare, and scientific methods. Readers will explore the Mayan calendar, counting system, hunting and gathering methods, language, and family roles and relationships. A revised and expanded edition based on the latest archaeological research, this volume offers new interpretations and corrects popular misconceptions, and shows how the Maya adapted to their environment and preserved their culture and language over thousands of years. Over 60 photos and illustrations, several of new archaeological sites, enhance the material, and an expanded resource center bibliography includes web sites and DVDs for further study. The closing chapter discusses what Maya civilization means for us today and what we can learn from Maya achievements and failures. A first-stop reference source for any student of Latin American and Native American history and culture.