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  • This examination of daily life in ancient Maya civilization presents recent discoveries and interpretations, and corrects popular misconceptions. Based on the results of recent research from a variety of disciplines, this text traces Maya civilization from its earliest beginnings to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century and shows how the Maya successfully adapted to their environment and preserved their traditional culture and languages from oppression over thousands of years. Archaeologist Sharer, one of the foremost experts on the Maya, offers insights into Maya civilization based on 30 years of living and working in central America. Over 60 illustrations and photographs of Maya life, artefacts and archaeological sites bring the social, political, economic, religious and cultural aspects of Maya civilization to life.