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    The Ancient Maya (Paperback) By (author) S.Griswold Morley, Revised by Robert J. Sharer

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    DescriptionThe rich findings of recent exploration and research are incorporated in this completely revised and greatly expanded edition of the standard work on the New World's most brilliant native civilization - that of the Maya people of northern Central America and southern Mexico. New field discoveries, new technical advances, new successes in the decipherment of Maya writing, and new theoretical perspectives on the Maya past have made necessary this present edition. It contains some 500 photographs, line drawings, maps, and site maps - about one fourth of which are new.


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    Title
    The Ancient Maya
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) S.Griswold Morley, Revised by Robert J. Sharer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 696
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 44 mm
    Weight: 1,461 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780804723107
    ISBN 10: 0804723109
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS007000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: F1435.S53
    LC subject heading:
    DC20: 972.81016
    Thema V1.0: NKD
    Edition
    5, Revised
    Edition statement
    5th Revised edition
    Publisher
    Stanford University Press
    Imprint name
    Stanford University Press
    Publication date
    30 November 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Palo Alto
    Review quote
    'One of the great classic books in its field ... the most comprehensive and most lavishly illustrated book on its subject.'Journal of Latin American Studies
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. The setting; 2. The origins of Maya civilization; 3. The preclassic Maya; 4. The early classic and the rise of Tikal; 5. The late classic and the expansion of the lowland states; 6. The terminal classic; 7. The postclassic; 8. Subsistence systems; 9. Trade and external contact; 10. The organization of Maya society; 11. Ideology and cosmology; 12. Arithmetic, calendrics, and astronomy; 13. Language and writing; 14. Architecture, sculpture, and painting; 15. Artifacts; Epilogue: the Spanish conquest; Appendix: conversion between Maya and Gregorian chronologies; Reference material.