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  • Ancient Maya Political Dynamicsby Antonia E. Foias

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 79.95

    Foias argues that there is no single Maya political history, but multiple histories, no single Maya state, but multiple polities that need to be understood at the level of the lived experience of individuals. She explores the ways in which the dynamics of political power shaped the lives and landscape of the Maya and how this information can be used... more...

  • The Ancient Maya of Mexicoby Geoffrey E. Braswell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    The archaeological sites of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula are among the most visited ancient cities of the Americas. Archaeologists have recently made great advances in our understanding of the social and political milieu of the northern Maya lowlands. However, such advances have been under-represented in both scholarly and popular literature until now.... more...

  • Archaeology and Bioarchaeology of Population Movement among the Prehispanic Mayaby Andrea Cucina

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 54.99

    Archaeological evidence - i.e. presence of exogenous, foreign material objects (pottery, obsidian and so on) - is used to make inferences on ancient trade, while population movement can only be assessed when the biological component of an ancient community is analyzed (i.e. the human skeletal remains). But the exchange of goods or the presence of... more...

  • Chanby Cynthia Robin

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 79.95

    The farming community of Chan thrived for over twenty centuries, surpassing the longevity of many larger Maya urban centers. Between 800 BC and 1200 AD it was a major food production center, and this collection of essays reveals the important role played by Maya farmers in the development of ancient Maya society. Chan offers a synthesis of compelling... more...

  • Die Prophezeihung der Mayaby Jochen Arms

    tredition 2012; US$ 2.76

    Die Sonne steht dann in einer Linie mit dem Zentrum der Milchstraße. Die Welt geht unter. Ein Transit, das ist ein seltenes astronomisches Ereignis, das in jedem Jahrhundert nur zwei Mal vorkommt. Am 21. Dezember werden 198 Tage seit dem letzten Transit der Venus am 6. Juni vergangen sein. Die Maya kannten den Zusammenhang zwischen dem Transit der... more...

  • Embodied Lives:by Rosemary A. Joyce; Lynn M. Meskell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Examining a wide range of archaeological data, and using it to explore issues such as the sexual body, mind/body dualism, body modification, and magical practices, Lynn Meskell and Rosemary Joyce offer a new approach to the Ancient Egyptian and Mayan understanding of embodiment. Drawing on insights from feminist theory, art history, phenomenology,... more...

  • Exploring Maya Ritual Cavesby Stanislav Chládek

    AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 62.99

    Exploring Maya Ritual Caves offers a rare survey and explication of most of the known ancient Maya ritual caves in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. The caves were the Maya underworld, where rituals, including animal and human sacrifice, were carried out. The Maya cave cult and mythology, construction and modification of the caves, and cult art and... more...

  • Informe contra los adoradores de ídolos del obispado de Yucatánby Pedro Sánchez de Aguilar

    Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76

    La vigencia de la medicina mágica se debe al arraigo de las supersticiones y creencias populares. En México, muchas de éstas tienen su origen en la cultura maya y en ocasiones son el resultado de la convivencia entre la cultura maya y la de los conquistadores españoles. Esta obra, que pertenece a la tradición literaria de la evangelización de los indígenas,... more...

  • Inventing Western Civilizationby Thomas C. Patterson

    Monthly Review Press 1997; US$ 13.60

    "In this wonderful book, Thomas Patterson effectively dethrones the concept of 'civilization' as an abstract good, transcending human society." --Martin Bernal Drawing on his extensive knowledge of early societies, Thomas C. Patterson shows how class, sexism, and racism have been integral to the appearance of "civilized" societies in Western Europe.... more...

  • Journey to Xibalbaby Don Patterson

    University of New Mexico Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    This analogy of the journey through life, based on Mayan mythology, was written by a veteran archaeologist to advise his daughter on her professional future. more...