By Robert J. Sharer
This exam of lifestyle in historical Maya civilization provides the very most modern discoveries and interpretations and corrects well known misconceptions. in line with the result of fresh examine from a number of disciplines, it strains Maya civilization from its earliest beginnings to the Spanish conquest within the sixteenth century and indicates how the Maya effectively tailored to their setting and preserved their conventional tradition and lauguages from oppression over millions of years. Archaeologist Sharer, one of many finest specialists at the Maya, deals certain insights into Maya civilization in line with 30 years of residing and dealing in vital the United States. Over 60 illustrations and pictures of Maya existence, artifacts, and archaeological websites deliver the social, political, fiscal, spiritual, and cultural features of Maya civilization to life.
For ease of use by means of scholars, the paintings is equipped into chapters masking all points of Maya existence and civilization: the principles of Maya existence and civilization: early, center, and overdue Maya civilization; economic system (production and trade); social and political platforms; existence cycle occasions; faith; writing and calendars; and the range of arts and crafts. The paintings closes with dialogue of the that means of Maya civilization for us this present day ― how the achievements and screw ups of the Maya prior will be of gain to the trendy international. The paintings features a ancient timeline of Maya civilization and a bibliography for extra analyzing. This paintings will change all prior assets at the Maya and should offer college and public librarians and scholars with the main up to date and traditionally actual info at the Maya.
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