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    DescriptionThe ancient Mayan civilization of southern Mexico and northern Central America has long been described as "mysterious," even though scholars have been studying this culture for hundreds of years. Our view of the Maya has changed dramatically based on the various findings of these scholars; what were once thought of as "vacant ceremonial centers," inhabited by only a few calendar priests and used as places of ritual by the surrounding peasant farmers, have now been redefined as ancient thriving cities of thousands of Maya. Hierogliphic inscriptions, once thought to be astrological mumbo-jumbo, now read as names of historical individuals and the cities they ruled. The Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World provides a comprehensive and accessible reference to the greatest and most mysterious of civilizations, hailed for its contributions to science, mathematics, and technology. The book focuses on recent groundbreaking discoveries while presenting the civilization's earlist beginnings to its conquest by the Spanish in the 16th Century. Each chapter is supplemented by an extensive bibliography as well as photographs. original line drawings, and maps. Different sections include civilization and archaeology, evolution, geography, society and government, astronomy and the calendar, funerary beliefs and customs, and many more,


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    Title
    The Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lynn V. Foster
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 794 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195183634
    ISBN 10: 0195183630
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC, HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/LATAME
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS007000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 972.81/016
    LC classification: F1435 .F676 2005
    DC22: 972.81016
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHKA
    Illustrations note
    Numerous halftones, line illustrations and maps
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    07 July 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Lynn V. Foster is an independent writer and scholar. Peter Mathewsis Professor of Archaeology at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.