Popular Maya Civilization Books
The Maya refer to both a modern-day people who can be found all over the world as well as their ancestors who built an ancient civilization that stretched throughout much of Central America, one that reached its peak during the first millennium A. The Maya civilization was never unified; rather, it consisted of numerous small states, ruled by kings, each apparently centered on a city. Sometimes, a stronger Maya state would dominate a weaker state and be able to exact tribute and labor from it. A system of writing using glyptic symbols was developed and was inscribed on buildings, stele, artifacts and books also called codices. The Maya calendar system was complicated. This calendar system also included what scholars call a "long-count" that kept track of time by using different units that range in length from a single day to millions of years the unit in millions was rarely used.
We have finished our first year of field work on flora , fauna , and ecosystems of Parque Nacional Yaxha Nakum Naranjo. We did field work an average of one week very month from August through July plus an initial visit in April Our focus was to find and photograph as much as possible on each field trip. Many of the headdresses and costumes worn by deer hunters were also worn by some ballplayers. In will be introducing pre-Columbian Mesoamerica deities which so far have not been identified or named. Hasso Hohmann, an accomplished architectural historian in Graz, Austria, has completed many years of research and production of precise architectural drawings of the Temple-Palace of Santa Rosa Xtampak, Mexico. Once I get back to my St Louis office I will be able to see the book and its impressive drawings and we will have an entire web page focused on this important publication.
You cannot post here - you can only read. Here is the link to the new forum:. New Posts. Members Profile. Post Reply. Hey all, apologies if this has been asked before; I didn't see it on a search. I'm looking for an introduction to Mayan history.
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