The Ancient Maya

The Ancient Maya

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.

Exploring the Life, Myth, and Art of the Maya

Exploring the Life, Myth, and Art of the Maya

Presents an introduction to Mayan civilization, discussing its history, politics, art, religion, literature, philosophy, military, gods, and heroes.

The Ancient Maya

New Perspectives

The Ancient Maya

Thanks to powerful innovations in archaeology and other types of historical research, we now have a picture of everyday life in the Mayan empire that turns the long-accepted conventional wisdom on its head. * Includes numerous illustrations and drawings plus depictions of important artifacts such as the murals of Bonampak and the hieroglyphic stairway of Copan * Provides detailed maps of major Maya cities as well as other research sites

Mystery Cities of the Maya

Mystery Cities of the Maya

A book of archaeological adventure in Central America. Gann's book discusses 'devil dances, ' Mayan religion, exotic flints, and has lots of photos, maps and diagrams from the 20s.

The Fall of the Ancient Maya

Solving the Mystery of the Maya Collapse

The Fall of the Ancient Maya

The most satisfying and convincing analysis yet produced of the downfall of the New World's greatest ancient civilization.

The Ancient Maya

The Ancient Maya

Describes the Ancient Mayan civilization, including their religious views, intellectual achievements, and everyday life.

The Maya

The Maya

Examines the culture, history, and society of the Maya.

The Ancient Maya

The Ancient Maya

"Comprehensive synthesis of ancient Maya scholarship. Extensive summary of the archaeology of the Maya world provides the historical context for a detailed topical synthesis of chronological and geographic variability within the Maya cultural tradition"--

Archaeoastronomy and the Maya

Archaeoastronomy and the Maya

Archaeoastronomy and the Maya illustrates archaeoastronomical approaches to ancient Mayan cultural production. The book is contextualized through a history of archaeoastronomical investigations into Mayan sites, originating in the 19th century discovery of astronomical tables within hieroglyphic books. Early 20th century archaeological excavations revealed inscriptions carved into stone that also preserved astronomical records, along with architecture that was built to reflect astronomical orientations. These materials provided the basis of a growing professionalized archaeoastronomy, blossoming in the 1970s and expanding into recent years. The chapters here exemplify the advances made in the field during the early 21st century as well as the on-going diversity of approaches, presenting new perspectives and discoveries in ancient Mayan astronomy that result from recent studies of architectural alignments, codices, epigraphy, iconography, ethnography, and calendrics. More than just investigations of esoteric ancient sciences, studies of ancient Mayan astronomy have profoundly aided our understanding of Mayan worldviews. Concepts of time and space, meanings encoded in religious art, intentions underlying architectural alignments, and even methods of political legitimization are all illuminated through the study of Mayan astronomy.

The Maya

The Maya

"Explore the world of the ancient Maya"--Cover.