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Ancient Maya: The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization (Case Studies in Early Societies)
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The first five chapters don't really discuss the Maya, but "how we know what we know" and "theories about the practice of archaeology" if I may put it like that. The reader gets a crash course in the history of Maya archaeology, various weird theories that have been propagated over the years, modern archaeological techniques, and the beginnings of Maya civilization as dimly perceived through archaeology. The description of Classic Maya society begins with chapter six, on agriculture and ecology. Many of the "old chestnut" theories about the Maya are put to rest here.Read more ›
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Over all it was a good book, the book was shipped out to me fast. A lot of good details very specific, some pictures to go with it.Published on May 15, 2013 by Mr.i
What I have read of this book so far seems a little scientific. I thought it would be a bit more practical.Published on February 9, 2013 by bonid
I just loved all the interesting things I learned about this culture of which I am very fond of. I have enjoyed it very muchPublished on November 27, 2012 by ranita runner
very interesting high quality maps,i enjoyed the class related to this book. mayan history is great, dre yella and all them foosPublished on February 9, 2012 by Jandro Torres
book was in excellent shape...felt brand new. Good informative book...my daughter is loving it. She is using it as a reference book to write a college paper.Published on November 3, 2011 by greta