The Ancient Maya

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Stanford University Press, Jan 1, 1983 - Central America - 708 pages
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Contents

The Setting
19
The Origins of Maya Civilization
44
TEXT TABLES
46
The Preclassic Maya
61
The Classic and the Rise of the Lowland Maya
90
The Postclassic Maya
151
Subsistence Systems
189
The Organization of Society
205
Ceramic Sequences from Selected Maya Sites
364
Arts and Crafts
392
Painting 415 Lapidary Art 435 Mosaics
440
Ideology
459
Yucatecan Maya Ceremonies of the Postclassic Period
490
Language and Writing
497
Yucatec Sounds and Transcription
505
Arithmetic Calendrics and Astronomy
545

Everyday Life
231
Trade and External Contact
246
Goods Traded to or through the Maya Area
249
Architecture and Archaeological Sites
261
Functional Classification of Maya Architectural
262
Ceramics
362
Epilogue The Spanish Conquest
569
Appendix A Earliest and Latest LongCount Dates
595
Bibliographic Summaries 607 Bibliography
636
Illustration Credits 673 Index
678
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About the author (1983)

ROBERT J. SHARER is Sally and Alvin Shoemaker Professor in Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of of The Ancient Maya (revised and expanded edition 2006) and Quirigua: A Classic Maya Center and Its Sculpture (1990), has published over 100 scholarly articles, and has co-written two archaeology textbooks and several monographs reporting the results of his archaeological research. He has also co-edited five books, including Understanding Early Classic Copan (2004), and Regional Perspectives on the Olmec (1989). He has conducted research in Central America for over 40 years.

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