Time Among the Maya

Time Among the Maya
Author: Ronald Wright
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780143198192
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Release: 2015-08-25
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Maya of Central America have been called the Greeks of the New World. In the first millennium ad, they created the most intellectually and artistically advanced civilization of the Americas. Throughout the ensuing centuries, as neighbouring empires fell in warfare and to the Spanish invasion, the Maya endured, shaken but never destroyed. In Time Among the Maya, Ronald Wright's journey takes him not only to the lands of the ancient Maya, but also among the five million people who speak Mayan languages and preserve a Mayan identity today. His travels begin in tiny Belize, exploring the jungles and mountains of Guatemala, bloodstained by civil war, and end in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Embracing history, politics, anthropology, and literature, this book is both a fascinating travel memoir and the study of a civilization.

The Ancient Maya

The Ancient Maya
Author: Robert J. Sharer,Loa P. Traxler
Pages: 931
ISBN: 0804748179
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Release: 2006
Editor: Stanford University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The rich findings of recent exploration and research are incorporated in this completely revised and greatly expanded sixth edition of this standard work on the Maya people. New field discoveries, new technical advances, new successes in the decipherment of Maya writing, and new theoretical perspectives on the Maya past have made this new edition necessary.

The Maya

The Maya
Author: Michael D. Coe,Stephen D. Houston
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0500291888
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Release: 2015-05-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Coe and Houston update this classic account of the New Worlds greatest ancient civilization, incorporating the most recent research in a fast-changing field. New discoveries of spectacular stucco sculptures at El Zotz and Holmul reveal surprising aspects of Maya royalty; the Classic Maya themselves can be understood as occupants of royal courts, full of Machiavellian intrigue yet operating in close communion with gods and cosmos. Just-discovered texts at Xultun show a strong concern with astronomy and numerology, as well as evidence of lost books. Other finds include the discovery in an underwater cavern of the earliest known occupant of the region, the Hoyo Negro girl, and new evidence for the first architecture at Ceibal. The Maya highlights the vitality of current scholarship into this brilliant civilization.

Empires of the Maya

Empires of the Maya
Author: Jill Rubalcaba,Angela Keller
Pages: 161
ISBN: 9781438129525
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Release: 2009
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Long before European boats reached the shores of the Americas, sophisticated civilizations had already developed throughout the continents. The empire of the Maya, located in modern Mexico and Central America, influenced civilization there for centuries. The ancient Maya had fully developed the idea of the calendar, detailed a writing system, pioneered new ideas in agriculture, and built towering palaces and temples that still stand today. Empire of the Ancient Maya gives a brief summary of the history of the empire, placing it within the context of its time period and geographical location, and then explores the evolution of Maya civilization from its origin through the classic period to the Spanish conquest. Delving into daily life, the book includes Maya achievements in mathematics, astronomy, technology, political organization, commerce, architecture, and the arts.

The Maya World

The Maya World
Author: Scott R. Hutson,Traci Ardren
Pages: 888
ISBN: 9781351029568
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Release: 2020-06-17
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Maya World brings together over 60 authors, representing the fields of archaeology, art history, epigraphy, geography, and ethnography, who explore cutting-edge research on every major facet of the ancient Maya and all sub-regions within the Maya world. The Maya world, which covers Guatemala, Belize, and parts of Mexico, Honduras, and El Salvador, contains over a hundred ancient sites that are open to tourism, eight of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and many thousands more that have been dug or await investigation. In addition to captivating the lay public, the ancient Maya have attracted scores of major interdisciplinary research expeditions and hundreds of smaller projects going back to the 19th century, making them one of the best-known ancient cultures. The Maya World explores their renowned writing system, towering stone pyramids, exquisitely painted murals, and elaborate funerary tombs as well as their creative agricultural strategies, complex social, economic, and political relationships, widespread interactions with other societies, and remarkable cultural resilience in the face of historical ruptures. This is an invaluable reference volume for scholars of the ancient Maya, including archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists.

The History of the Maya

The History of the Maya
Author: Mary Ann Hoffman
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1404251480
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Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents an introduction to the concept of using computational skills in problem solving, and contains an overview of the history of the Mayan people of Mexico, including information on their society, economy, architecture, mathematics, and writing.

The Adventures of Maya the Bee

The Adventures of Maya the Bee
Author: Waldemar Bonsels
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781465607201
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Release: 2020-09-28
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

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Ancient Maya

Ancient Maya
Author: Sara Green
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781618918543
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Release: 2020-01-01
Editor: Bellwether Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Mayans are remembered today for their beautiful pyramid temples. But this ancient civilization had many other innovations! This fact-filled title explores the underground reservoirs, rubber creations, and astronomy studies of ancient Maya. Engaging text and vivid images combine with special features such as profiles of gods and leaders, a cause and effect graphic, a time and place matrix, and a timeline to take readers on a journey to the past!

Breaking the Maya Code

Breaking the Maya Code
Author: Michael D. Coe
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0500289557
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Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the history of the struggle to decipher the Mayan language, describing the conflicting approaches and explaining what Mayan inscriptions reveal about their culture.

Diet Health and Status Among the Pasi n Maya

Diet  Health  and Status Among the Pasi  n Maya
Author: Lori E. Wright
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0826514189
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Release: 2006
Editor: Vanderbilt University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume presents the data, analyses, and interpretation of a wide range of osteological and burial data. The Petexbatun bioarchaeology subproject included complete assessment of burial practice and osteology. The chapters on this research explore population variability in time and space, paleopathology, and trauma from skeletal remains throughout the various sites and the inter-site areas of the Petexbatun, as well as from Seibal and Altar de Sacrificios. Yet Wright's innovative study goes on to apply the most recent physical and chemical techniques, particularly isotopic analysis, to assess diet and health in the populations of the Pasion region. Variability between sites, across levels of status, and over time are assessed and conservatively interpreted in the light of contemporary issues and problems of physical, chemical, and statistical methodology. Finally, the Petexbatun and Pasion region results are compared in order to reassess past and current studies and interpretation of skeletal remains in other regions of the ancient Maya lowlands. In the final chapters of this work, Wright's cutting-edge osteological analyses are used to critique current alternative interpretations of Late Classic to Postclassic culture history and alternative hypotheses on the role of changes in climate, ecology, diet, nutrition, invasion, and other factors in the end of Classic Maya civilization and the transition to the Postclassic period. This volume also provides an independent assessment of the results of other Petexbatun region subprojects and a comparative evaluation of recent studies by other projects of Late and Terminal Classic culture change. For bioarchaeologists, this work sets a new standard in breadth and depth of osteological study. For Pre-Columbian scholars in general, it provides new insights into the environmental and biological issues involved in the debate on the end of the Classic period of Maya civilization. VIMA Series #2

The Maya Chronicles

The Maya Chronicles
Author: Daniel G. Brinton
Pages: 279
ISBN: OXFORD:590667840
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Release: 1882
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reprint of the originally book released in 1882

Maya Python for Games and Film

Maya Python for Games and Film
Author: Adam Mechtley,Ryan Trowbridge
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9780123785794
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Release: 2011-09-28
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Maya Python for Games and Film is the first book to focus exclusively on how to implement Python with Maya. Written by trusted authorities in the field, this in-depth guide will help you master Maya Python, whether you're a seasoned technical artist looking to make the transition from MEL to Python or an aspiring artist not wanting to scramble for information.

Maya

Maya
Author: Mahak Jain
Pages: 32
ISBN: 177147100X
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Release: 2016-04-15
Editor: Owlkids
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After the lights go out in her house, Maya's mother distracts her from her fear of the dark with a retelling of the legend of the banyan tree.

The Maya a Very Short Introduction

The Maya  a Very Short Introduction
Author: Matthew Restall,Amara Solari
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780190645021
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Release: 2020-08-13
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Maya forged one of the greatest societies in the history of the ancient Americas and in all of human history. Long before contact with Europeans, Maya communities built spectacular cities with large, well-fed large populations. They mastered the visual arts, and developed a sophisticated writing system that recorded extraordinary knowledge in calendrics, mathematics, and astronomy. The Maya achieved all this without area-wide centralized control. There was never a single, unified Maya state or empire, but always numerous, evolving ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct Mayan languages. The people we call "Maya" never thought of themselves as such; yet something definable, unique, and endlessly fascinating - what we call Maya culture - has clearly existed for millennia. So what was their self-identity and how did Maya civilization come to be "invented?" With the Maya historically subdivided and misunderstood in so many ways, the pursuit of what made them "the Maya" is all the more important. In this Very Short Introduction, Restall and Solari explore the themes of Maya identity, city-state political culture, art and architecture, the Maya concept of the cosmos, and the Maya experience of contact with including invasion by outsiders. Despite its brevity, this book is unique for its treatment of all periods of Maya civilization, from its origins to the present.

Are the Maya Hieroglyphs Phonetic

Are the Maya Hieroglyphs Phonetic
Author: Cyrus Thomas
Pages: 270
ISBN: PRNC:32101079830582
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Release: 1893
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Sacred Maya Stone of Mexico and Its Symbolism

The Sacred Maya Stone of Mexico and Its Symbolism
Author: Francis Parry
Pages: 70
ISBN: PRNC:32101071980708
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Release: 1893
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens

Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens
Author: Simon Martin,Nikolai Grube
Pages: 240
ISBN: UCSC:32106019910212
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Release: 2008
Editor: Chronicles
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"The only comprehensive, kingdom-by-kingdom history of the ancient Maya"--Cover.

The Maya

The Maya
Author: Jerome MARTIN
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1474921825
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Release: 2018-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This information book provides a simple introductionto the world of the ancient Maya. It describes their bustling cities and talltemples, their religious beliefs, the customs of their kings and nobles, andtheir passion for cacao. Perfectly suited to beginner readers, it is full offacts, illustrations, and photographs of historical artefacts. Illustrations: Full colourthroughout

The Archaic Maya Inscriptions

The Archaic Maya Inscriptions
Author: J. T. Goodman
Pages: 149
ISBN: UVA:X000418125
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Release: 1897
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This 1897 volume contains an analysis of the Mayan codices, including a reconstruction of the Yucatec and Cakchiquel calendars.

The Maya Vase Book

The Maya Vase Book
Author: Justin Kerr
Pages: 180
ISBN: MINN:31951D00103402D
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Release: 1989
Editor: Kerr Assoc
Language: en

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