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Encyclopedia of the Ancient Maya (Hardcover)

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Encyclopedia of the Ancient Maya offers an A-to-Z overview of the ancient Maya culture from its inception around 3000 BC to the Spanish Conquest after AD 1600. Over two hundred entries written by more than sixty researchers explore subjects ranging from food, clothing, and shelter to the sophisticated calendar and now-deciphered Maya writing system. They bring special attention to environmental concerns and climate variation; fresh understandings of shifting power dynamics and dynasties; and the revelations from emerging field techniques (such as LiDAR remote sensing) and newly explored sites (such as La Corona, Tamchen, and Yaxnohkah).This one-volume reference is an essential companion for students studying ancient civilizations, as well as a perfect resource for those planning to visit the Maya area. Cross-referencing, topical and alphabetical lists of entries, and a comprehensive index help readers find relevant details. Suggestions for further reading conclude each entry, while sidebars profile historical figures who have shaped Maya research. Maps highlight terrain, archaeological sites, language distribution, and more; over fifty photographs complement the volume.
Number of Pages: 538.0
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Latin America / Central America, Anthropology / Cultural
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Language: English
Street Date: December 24, 2015
TCIN: 46776087
UPC: 9780759122840
Item Number (DPCI): 247-52-0638

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