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- Lyons Press 2012; US$ 13.99
A book perfectly timed for the re-setting of the Maya calendar in 2012.... Part history, popular science, armchair travel, and real-life treasure hunt, this is the story of pre-Columbian jade?the precious stone revered by ancient Aztecs, Incans, and Maya?and the scientists, collectors, explorers and entrepreneurs who have been searching for the mythical... more...
- University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 79.95
The ancient Maya produced a broad range of ceramics that has attracted concerted scholarly attention for over a century. Pottery sherds--the most abundant artifacts recovered from sites--reveal much about artistic expression, religious ritual, economic systems, cooking traditions, and cultural exchange in Maya society. Today, nearly every Maya archaeologist... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 26.95
Like the original Harvest of Violence , published in 1988, this volume reveals how the contemporary Mayas contend with crime, political violence, internal community power struggles, and the broader impact of transnational economic and political policies in Guatemala. However, this work, informed by long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Mayan communities... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 22.50
How can we effectively interpret and present one culture to another without stereotypes or over-simplifications? What is the best way to present an authoritative version of a national heritage without also endangering ancient sites or being insensitive to the local customs, beliefs, and religious practices of the indigenous peoples? This volume... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 34.95
By contextualizing classes and their kinship behavior within the overall political economy, Crafting Prehispanic Maya Kinship provides an example of how archaeology can help to explain the formation of disparate classes and kinship patterns within an ancient state-level society. Bradley E. Ensor provides a new theoretical contribution to Maya... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2002; US$ 70.00
A presentation of research on all aspects of Maya civilization, from its earliest beginnings to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. It profiles the everyday routines of the Maya with coverage of society, warfare, religion, architecture, astronomy, economy, writing and daily life. more...
- University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 79.95
Scholars have long debated the nature of Maya political organization during the Classic period (AD 250-950). Complex questions regarding political centralization, economic change, and the role of politics and economics in the rise and collapse of the civilization have been examined and reexamined from a variety of perspectives. Antonia Foias and Kitty... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 45.00
The analysis of religion has often placed an emphasis on beliefs and ideologies, prioritizing these elements over those of the material world. Through the ethnographic analysis of a variety of contemporary religious practices, Making Spirits questions the presumed separation of spirit and matter, and sheds light on the dynamics between spiritual and... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 34.95
During the last 20 years new techniques in osteology have yielded findings on Maya diet and health that challenge the ecological model of collapse. This volume, which includes an index bibliography of the first 150 years of Maya osteology, brings together for the first time, a broad spectrum of bioarchaeologists and reveals remarkable data on... more...