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The Ancient Maya Temples Lost In The Rainforest Strange Inscriptions And Ritual Bloodletting Such Are The Images Popularly Associated With The Ancient Maya Of Central America But Who Really Were The People Of This Lost Civilization How And Why Did Their Culture Achieve Regional Dominance Could Such Pressing Contemporary Problems As Climate Change And Environmental Degradation Hold The Key To The Collapse Of Maya Civilization Of Interest To Scholars And General Readers Alike, The Ancient Maya Brings The Controversies That Have Divided Experts On The Ancient Maya To A Wider Audience Heather McKillop Examines The Debates Concerning Mayan Hieroglyphs, The Maya Economy, And The Conflicting Theories Behind The Enigmatic Collapse Of The Maya Civilization The Most Readable And Accessible Work In The Field, This Book Brings The General Reader Up To Date With The Latest Archaeological Evidence.

[Ebook] The Ancient Maya  By Heather McKillop – Reptileclassifieds.us
  • Paperback
  • 480 pages
  • The Ancient Maya
  • Heather McKillop
  • English
  • 08 July 2017
  • 0393328902

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  1. says:

    _The Ancient Maya_ by Heather McKillop is a comprehensive and thoroughly researched overview of this Central American civilization, complete with maps, diagrams, photographs, and many pages of references.Organized like a textbook and I understand it is used as such in some college courses , it is divided into eleven chapters The first chapter is a general introduction, the author noting some of the evolution in scholarly understanding of the Maya, due to a huge growth in the amount of fieldwor _The Ancient Maya_ by Heather McKillop is a comprehensive and thoroughly researched overview of this Central American civilization, complete with maps, diagrams, photographs, and many pages of references.Organized like a textbook and I understand it is used as such in some college courses , it is divided into eleven chapters The first chapter is a general introduction, the author noting some of the evolution in scholarly understanding of the Maya, due to a huge growth in the amount of fieldwork and critical breakthroughs in decipherment of Mayan hieroglyphics, particularly thanks to the efforts of such scholars as Yuri Knorozov who pointed out that the hieroglyphs were phonetic and not logographs or based on picture writing and Tatiana Proskouriakoff who discovered that hieroglyphs on carved stone monuments or stelae recorded historical information and the exploits of Classic Maya royalty, not priestly writings on astron...


  2. says:

    McKillop sets out her stall well and covers the ground efficiently, but this book is let down by her basic lack of writing ability The prose is flat and halting, when it needs fluency and bounce to carry the solidly archaeological premise of the book And it s not just a problem with style there are a few tangled knots of text which want an editorial machete return return The other letdown from my perspective was the failure or rather the lack of any attempt to bring the Mayan civilizati McKillop sets out her stall well and covers the ground efficiently, but this book is let down by her basic lack of writing ability The prose is flat and halting, when it needs fluency and bounce to carry the solidly archaeological premise of the book And it s not just a problem with style there are a few tangled knots of text which want an editorial machete return return The other letdown from my perspective was the failure or rathe...


  3. says:

    Nice to see a new generation of Maya studies emerging This is a good collection of current theories and recent analyses of discoveries made in the past thirty years of the ongoing Maya historical renaissance.


  4. says:

    This book covers a lot of information about the Maya in ancient days, and is pretty interesting to read, as well It was required reading for a class, but I chose to keep the book for my own library to finish reading what I could not cover in time during the semester.


  5. says:

    A real good intro to the Maya I really like it that its divded into chapters of different areas Bit wish it listed a chronology of mayan kings of each city

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