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Maya

ISBN-10: 0500291888
ISBN-13: 9780500291887
Edition: 9th (Revised)
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Description: The Maya has long been established as the best, most readable introduction to the New World's greatest ancient civilization. Coe and Houston update this classic by distilling the latest scholarship for the general reader and student.This new edition  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Edition: 9th
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 6/16/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

The Maya has long been established as the best, most readable introduction to the New World's greatest ancient civilization. Coe and Houston update this classic by distilling the latest scholarship for the general reader and student.This new edition incorporates the most recent archaeological and epigraphic research, which continues to proceed at a fast pace. Among the finest new discoveries are spectacular stucco sculptures at El Zotz and Holmul, which reveal surprising aspects of Maya royalty and the founding of dynasties. Dramatic refinements in our understanding the pace of changes in the Maya world have led scholars to perceive a pattern of rapid bursts of building and political formation. Other finds include the discovery of the earliest known occupant of the region, the Hoyo Negro girl, recovered from an underwater cavern in the Yucatan peninsula, along with new evidence for the first architecture at Ceibal.

Stephen D. Houston, University Professor of Anthropology at Brigham Young University, is the author of "Reading the Past: Maya Glyphs, Hieroglyphs & History at Dos Pilas: Dynastic Politics of the Classic Maya" & coauthor of "Classic Maya Place Names".

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