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The Maya By Michael D. Coe

The Maya by Michael D. Coe

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Summary

Featuring stucco sculptures at El Zotz and Holmul, this book includes the discovery of an underwater cavern of the earliest known occupant of the region, the Hoyo Negro girl, and evidence for the first architecture at Ceibal.

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The Maya by Michael D. Coe

Coe and Houston update this classic account of the New World's 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.

The Maya Reviews

'One of the success stories of popular archaeology publishing' - Times Literary Supplement
'Essential reading for any intrepid souls heading to Central America' - Geographical
'Coe and Houston's book constitutes one of the major introductions to Maya civilization ... highly recommended' - Latin American Antiquity

About Michael D. Coe

Professor Michael D. Coe is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Curator Emeritus in the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University. His books include The Maya, Reading the Maya Glyphs and Mexico and The True History of Chocolate, all published by Thames & Hudson. Stephen Houston is Dupee Family Professor of Social Sciences at Brown University. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, he is the author of many books, including The Life Within: Classic Maya and the Matter of Permanence and co-author of The Maya. Houston has directed projects at the Classic Maya cities of Piedras Negras and El Zotz, Guatemala.

Table of Contents

Introduction * The Earliest Maya * The Rise of Maya Civilisation * Classic Splendor: The Early Period * Classic Splendor: The Late Period * The Terminal Classic * The Postclassic * Maya Life on the Eve of the Conquest Maya Thought and Culture * The Enduring Maya

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NGR9780500291887
9780500291887
0500291888
The Maya by Michael D. Coe
New
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2015-05-18
320
N/A
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