Ancient Maya

Ancient Maya

The Rise and Fall of A Rainforest Civilization

Book - 2004
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Cambridge Univ Pr
Ancient Maya comes to life in this new holistic and theoretical study.
Arthur Demarest brings the lost civilization of Maya to life by applying a holistic view to the most recently discovered archaeological evidence. His theoretical interpretation simultaneously emphasizes the brilliant rain forest adaptations of the ancient Maya and the Native American spirituality that permeated all aspects of their daily life. Drawing on data from the latest significant archaeological research in Central America, this new study appeals to those interested in the ecological bases of civilization, the function of the state and the causes of the collapse of civilizations.

Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780521592246
0521592240
9780521533904
0521533902
Characteristics: xvi, 373 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm

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