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Handbook to life in the ancient Maya world

Author: Lynn V Foster
Publisher: New York, NY : Facts on File, ©2002.
Series: Facts on File library of world history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the latest archaeological and historical research on all aspects of Maya society, from its earliest beginnings to the Spanish Conquest in the 16th century, describing the evolution of Maya civilization and the geography of the Pre-Columbian Maya, with information on society and government, warfare, religion and cosmology, art, funerary beliefs, architecture, arithmetic and astronomy, Mayan languages and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn V Foster
ISBN: 0816041482 9780816041480
OCLC Number: 48750274
Description: xiv, 402 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Maya civilization and archaeology --
Evolution of Maya civilization --
Geography of the pre-Columbian Maya --
Society and government --
Warfare --
Religion, cosmology and art --
Funerary beliefs and customs --
Architecture and building --
Arithmetic, astronomy and the calendar --
Written evidence --
Economy, industry and trade --
Daily life --
Chronological chart.
Series Title: Facts on File library of world history.
Other Titles: Life in the ancient Maya world
Ancient Maya world
Responsibility: Lynn V. Foster.
Local System Bib Number:
.b10645123

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A presentation of research on all aspects of Maya civilization, from its earliest beginnings to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. It profiles the everyday routines of the Maya with coverage  Read more...
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