The Ancient Maya

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Stanford University Press, 2006 - History - 931 pages
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Of Archaic and Early Preclassic developments -- Patterns in the evolution of Mesoamerican civilization -- 5. The emergence of Maya civilization in the Middle Preclassic -- The emergence of complex societies -- Markers of complex societies -- The Pacific plain in the Middle Preclassic -- Middle Preclassic commodities and monuments -- The highlands in the Middle Preclassic -- The lowlands in the Middle Preclassic -- Middle Preclassic communities -- The rise of complex society in the lowlands -- Further Middle Preclassic developments in the lowlands -- Summary : the Middle Preclassic precursors of Maya civilization -- 6. The origins of Maya states in the Late Preclassic -- Late Preclassic Maya civilization and writing traditions-- The Late Preclassic Isthmian tradition -- The Late Preclassic Southern Maya -- Highland-lowland interaction in the Preclassic -- The Maya lowlands in the Late Preclassic -- Patterns of Late Preclassic rulership -- Preclassic developments in the Northern lowlands -- Late Preclassic lowland Maya civilization -- Decline in the terminal Preclassic -- Summary : reconstructing the Maya Preclassic -- 7. The expansion of Maya states in the Early Classic -- The Early Classic and the origins of Maya civilization -- The Southern Maya area in the Classic Period -- The Classic transition in the lowlands -- The expansion of states in the Maya lowlands -- Competition and warfare in the Classic lowlands -- The Early Classic in the Maya lowlands -- The rise of Tikal in the Early Classic (ca. 100-378) -- Neighboring centers in the central lowlands (ca. 328-416).
  

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Two Mayan numeral examples on page 100 that read 1,957 and 9,866 should read 2,157 and 10,946 respectively.

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Contents

VIII
1
IX
4
X
6
XI
7
XII
8
XIII
16
XIV
23
XV
29
XCVI
379
XCVII
390
XCVIII
403
XCIX
413
C
415
CI
417
CII
421
CIII
451

XVI
31
XVII
34
XVIII
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XIX
53
XX
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XXII
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XXIII
71
XXIV
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XXV
75
XXVI
79
XXVII
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XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
116
XXXVIII
118
XXXIX
120
XL
123
XLI
125
XLIII
134
XLIV
145
XLV
147
XLVI
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XLVII
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XLIX
157
L
160
LI
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LII
168
LIII
173
LIV
174
LV
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LVI
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LVII
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LVIII
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LIX
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LX
194
LXI
201
LXII
202
LXIII
207
LXIV
214
LXV
219
LXVI
223
LXVIII
225
LXIX
231
LXX
251
LXXII
269
LXXIII
276
LXXIV
278
LXXV
279
LXXVI
284
LXXVII
287
LXXIX
288
LXXX
294
LXXXI
295
LXXXII
299
LXXXIII
301
LXXXIV
310
LXXXV
317
LXXXVI
321
LXXXVII
333
LXXXVIII
342
LXXXIX
351
XC
358
XCI
361
XCII
362
XCIII
369
XCIV
371
XCV
377
CIV
476
CV
495
CVI
499
CVIII
503
CIX
505
CX
513
CXI
520
CXII
525
CXIII
529
CXIV
531
CXV
532
CXVI
554
CXVII
558
CXVIII
570
CXIX
580
CXX
582
CXXI
583
CXXII
585
CXXIII
589
CXXIV
591
CXXV
592
CXXVI
601
CXXVII
603
CXXVIII
604
CXXIX
613
CXXX
618
CXXXI
626
CXXXII
628
CXXXIII
631
CXXXIV
632
CXXXV
635
CXXXVI
636
CXXXVII
637
CXXXVIII
648
CXXXIX
651
CXL
657
CXLI
660
CXLII
661
CXLIII
665
CXLV
666
CXLVI
675
CXLVII
677
CXLVIII
682
CXLIX
690
CL
692
CLI
695
CLII
696
CLIV
703
CLV
708
CLVI
711
CLVII
714
CLVIII
719
CLX
720
CLXI
722
CLXII
726
CLXIII
735
CLXIV
745
CLXV
747
CLXVI
748
CLXVII
755
CLXVIII
757
CLXIX
758
CLXX
762
CLXXI
763
CLXXII
766
CLXXIII
772
CLXXIV
776
CLXXV
779
CLXXVI
785
CLXXVII
811
CLXXVIII
889
CLXXIX
893
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About the author (2006)

Robert J. Sharer is Shoemaker Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, and Curator of the American Section at the university's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. He is the author of Quirigua: A Classic Maya Center and Its Sculpture and Everyday Life in Maya Civilization, as well as two previous editions of The Ancient Maya. Loa P. Traxler is a Research Scientist in the American Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

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