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By Robert J. Sharer

ISBN-10: 0313351295

ISBN-13: 9780313351297

Experience lifestyle in Maya civilization, from its earliest beginnings to the Spanish conquest within the sixteenth century. Narrative chapters describe Mayan political existence, economic climate, social constitution, faith, writing, war, and medical tools. Readers will discover the Mayan calendar, counting process, searching and accumulating tools, language, and kinfolk roles and relationships. A revised and increased variation in response to the most recent archaeological learn, this quantity bargains new interpretations and corrects well known misconceptions, and indicates how the Maya tailored to their setting and preserved their tradition and language over hundreds of thousands of years. Over 60 pictures and illustrations, a number of of recent archaeological websites, increase the cloth, and an extended source heart bibliography contains sites and DVDs for additional research. The last bankruptcy discusses what Maya civilization skill for us at the present time and what we will be able to examine from Maya achievements and screw ups. A first-stop reference resource for any pupil of Latin American and local American historical past and culture.

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