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  • Exploring Maya Ritual Cavesby Stanislav Chládek

    AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 57.99

    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...

  • 2012 and the End of the Worldby Matthew Restall; Amara Solari

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 15.99

    Did the Maya really predict that the world would end in December of 2012? If not, how and why has 2012 millenarianism gained such popular appeal? In this deeply knowledgeable book, two leading historians of the Maya answer these questions in a succinct, readable, and accessible style. Matthew Restall and Amara Solari introduce, explain, and ultimately... more...

  • 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...

  • Palenqueby Damien B. Marken

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 36.99

    Collection of articles on recent excavations and studies of one of the best known Maya archaeological sites more...

  • Continuities and Changes in Maya Archaeologyby Charles W. Golden; Greg Borgstede

    Routledge 2004; US$ 120.00

    Presents the current state of of Maya archaeology by focusing on the history of the field for the past hundred years, present day research, and forward looking prescription for the direction of the more...

  • The Ancient Mayaby Heather McKillop

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 75.00

    This is an introduction to the Mayan civilization, including new interpretations and ongoing controversies. The book features examples of artifacts such as the murals of Bonampak and the Hieroglyphic Stairway of Copan. more...

  • Empires of the Mayaby Jill Rubalcaba

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Gives a summary of the history of the Maya Empire, placing it within the context of its time period and geographical location. This book explores the evolution of Maya civilization from its origin through the classic period to the Spanish conquest. It includes Maya achievements in mathematics, astronomy, political organization, and the arts. more...

  • Ancient Maya Traders of Ambergris Cayeby Thomas H. Guderjan

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    Archaeologists are unsure exactly when the Maya inhabited the coastal areas of Belize, but ample evidence exists to support an extensive maritime trade network along the coast by A.D. 600 This volume focuses on the maritime trade network sites on Ambergris Caye, Belize where excavations have revealed remnants of very small villages, or camps, along... more...

  • Utatlanby Thomas F. Babcock

    University Press of Colorado 2012; US$ 60.00

    One of the most important Postclassic cities, Utatlán, in highland Guatemala, was excavated more than three decades ago. However, the data amassed by archaeologists have not been published until now. Details on architecture, pottery, burials, and artifacts, along with a focus on residential archaeology, make Utatlán: The Constituted Community of the... more...

  • John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwoodby Peter O. Koch

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    Daring exploits and astounding achievements were common for two 19th century adventurers--John Lloyd Stephens, a New York lawyer and best-selling author, and Frederick Catherwood, a London architect and renowned topographical artist. Separately, these explorers covered much of the same ground, touring Italy, Greece, Egypt, Arabia, and the Holy Land... more...