World of the Ancient Maya


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In this second edition, author John S. Henderson has revised his introduction to Maya culture and added photographs and drawings. He explores the Mayan cultural tradition from the earliest traces of settlement throogh the period of Spanish conquest in the 16th century. The ancient Mayas are understood to have been the only fully-literate precolumbian people in the Americas and the author incorporates deciphered Maya texts in his reconstruction of ancient Maya societies. As scientists, the Mayas developed a sophisticated mathematics, and an intricate calendar system. Theirs was one of the few complex societies to emerge in and adapt successfully to a tropical forest environment. Their architecture, sculpture and painting are all investigated in this volume.

Title:: World of the Ancient Maya


Categories: Native Am. History,

Edition:: 2

Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr: December 1997

ISBN Number:: 0801431832

ISBN Number: 13: 9780801431838

Binding:: Hardcover

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 20071001124423