The History of the Maya

The History of the Maya
Author: Mary Ann Hoffman
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 9781404251489
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of the Maya Book Excerpt:

Presents an introduction to the concept of using computational skills in problem solving, and contains an overview of the history of the Mayan people of Mexico, including information on their society, economy, architecture, mathematics, and writing.

The Maya

The Maya
Author: Megan E. O’Neil
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2022-07-06
ISBN: 1789145511
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maya Book Excerpt:

An illuminating look at the myriad communities who have engaged with the ancient Maya over the centuries. This book reveals how the ancient Maya—and their buildings, ideas, objects, and identities—have been perceived, portrayed, and exploited over five hundred years in the Americas, Europe, and beyond. Engaging in interdisciplinary analysis, the book summarizes ancient Maya art and history from the preclassical period to the Spanish invasion, as well as the history of outside engagement with the ancient Maya, from Spanish invaders in the sixteenth century to later explorers and archaeologists, taking in scientific literature, visual arts, architecture, world’s fairs, and Indigenous activism. It also looks at the decipherment of Maya inscriptions, Maya museum exhibitions and artists’ responses, and contemporary Maya people’s engagements with their ancestral past. Featuring the latest research, this book will interest scholars as well as general readers who wish to know more about this ancient, fascinating culture.

The Maya

The Maya
Author: Louise Spilsbury
Publsiher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2018-07-15
ISBN: 1538225565
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maya Book Excerpt:

Nestled in the rainforest, the Maya were an incredibly advanced civilization for their time. They created amazing inventions to help them thrive in such an intense environment. This book introduces their amazing culture, teaching readers about topics such as Maya beliefs, their daily life, and even the interesting games they played. Then, readers get the chance to examine artifacts left behind from the civilization and draw their own conclusions based on what they've learned so far. Readers are immersed in Maya culture, as they get to examine this prosperous civilization that existed so long ago.

Ancient Maya

Ancient Maya
Author: Arthur Demarest
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2004-12-09
ISBN: 9780521533904
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Maya Book Excerpt:

Ancient Maya comes to life in this new holistic and theoretical study.

Empires of the Maya

Empires of the Maya
Author: Jill Rubalcaba
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1438129521
Category: Mayas
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empires of the Maya Book Excerpt:

Long before European boats reached the shores of the Americas, sophisticated civilizations had already developed throughout the continents. The empire of the Maya, located in modern Mexico and Central America, influenced civilization there for centuries. The ancient Maya had fully developed the idea of the calendar, detailed a writing system, pioneered new ideas in agriculture, and built towering palaces and temples that still stand today. Empire of the Ancient Maya gives a brief summary of the history of the empire, placing it within the context of its time period and geographical location, and then explores the evolution of Maya civilization from its origin through the classic period to the Spanish conquest. Delving into daily life, the book includes Maya achievements in mathematics, astronomy, technology, political organization, commerce, architecture, and the arts.

The Maya

The Maya
Author: Gerald Benedict Author
Publsiher: Duncan Baird Publishers
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2011-12-21
ISBN: 1780283369
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maya Book Excerpt:

In this book Gerald Benedict takes up a number of the major themes of The Mayan Prophecies for 2012 and explains them more fully. These themes include: * The Maya's notion of Time and its relationship to their knowledge of astronomy, their concepts of synchronicity, diversity and unity, and the implications of these ideas * The Maya's understanding of what it is to be human - how they understood themselves * The powerful relationship between prophecy and evolution In the process of exploring these ideas the author shows how Time, Synchronicity and Prophecy relate to our lives today. The Mayan prophecies make it clear that we are both the prophecy and its fulfilment. The 'end of time' calendars pointing to the Winter equinox of 2012 underwrite the urgency of the message: if we are to solve our many ecological and demographic problems, and if our civilisation is to survive, we must become what we were intended to be. The abiding message of the Mayans is that we must find, understand and embrace our place in the universe as individuals and as members of a community. We need to identify and build upon what we have in common to counter the existing problems of diversity and difference, and we must recognise and respect our spiritual evolution - so that we can grow and fulfil our true potential.

The Maya Tropical Forest

The Maya Tropical Forest
Author: James D. Nations
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 363
Release: 2006-07-01
ISBN: 0292713185
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maya Tropical Forest Book Excerpt:

The Maya Tropical Forest, which occupies the lowlands of southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize, is the closest rainforest to the United States and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Western Hemisphere. It has been home to the Maya peoples for nearly four millennia, starting around 1800 BC. Ancient cities in the rainforest such as Palenque, Yaxchilan, Tikal, and Caracol draw thousands of tourists and scholars seeking to learn more about the prehistoric Maya. Their contemporary descendants, the modern Maya, utilize the forest's natural resources in village life and international trade, while striving to protect their homeland from deforestation and environmental degradation. Writing for both visitors and conservationists, James Nations tells the fascinating story of how ancient and modern Maya peoples have used and guarded the rich natural resources of the Maya Tropical Forest. He opens with a natural history that profiles the forest's significant animals and plants. Nations then describes the Maya peoples, biological preserves, and major archaeological sites in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of conservation work in the Maya Tropical Forest, Nations tells first-hand stories of the creation of national parks and other protected areas to safeguard the region's natural resources and archaeological heritage. He concludes with an expert assessment of the forest's future in which he calls for expanded archaeological tourism to create an ecologically sustainable economic base for the region.

The Maya A Very Short Introduction

The Maya  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Matthew Restall,Amara Solari
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-09-21
ISBN: 0190645032
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maya A Very Short Introduction Book Excerpt:

The Maya forged one of the greatest societies in the history of the ancient Americas and in all of human history. Long before contact with Europeans, Maya communities built spectacular cities with large, well-fed large populations. They mastered the visual arts, and developed a sophisticated writing system that recorded extraordinary knowledge in calendrics, mathematics, and astronomy. The Maya achieved all this without area-wide centralized control. There was never a single, unified Maya state or empire, but always numerous, evolving ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct Mayan languages. The people we call "Maya" never thought of themselves as such; yet something definable, unique, and endlessly fascinating - what we call Maya culture - has clearly existed for millennia. So what was their self-identity and how did Maya civilization come to be "invented?" With the Maya historically subdivided and misunderstood in so many ways, the pursuit of what made them "the Maya" is all the more important. In this Very Short Introduction, Restall and Solari explore the themes of Maya identity, city-state political culture, art and architecture, the Maya concept of the cosmos, and the Maya experience of contact with including invasion by outsiders. Despite its brevity, this book is unique for its treatment of all periods of Maya civilization, from its origins to the present.

The Maya and Teotihuacan

The Maya and Teotihuacan
Author: Geoffrey E. Braswell
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 441
Release: 2009-07-21
ISBN: 0292783264
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maya and Teotihuacan Book Excerpt:

Since the 1930s, archaeologists have uncovered startling evidence of interaction between the Early Classic Maya and the great empire of Teotihuacan in Central Mexico. Yet the exact nature of the relationship between these two ancient Mesoamerican civilizations remains to be fully deciphered. Many scholars have assumed that Teotihuacan colonized the Maya region and dominated the political or economic systems of certain key centers—perhaps even giving rise to state-level political organizations. Others argue that Early Classic rulers merely traded with Teotihuacan and skillfully manipulated its imported exotic goods and symbol sets to increase their prestige. Moving beyond these traditional assumptions, the contributors to this volume present extensive new evidence from archaeology, iconography, and epigraphy to offer a more nuanced understanding of the interaction between the Early Classic Maya and Teotihuacan. Investigating a range of Maya sites, including Kaminaljuyu, Copán, Tikal, Altun Ha, and Oxkintok, they demonstrate that the influence of Teotihuacan on the Maya varied in nature and duration from site to site, requiring a range of models to explain the patterns of interaction. Moreover, they show that the interaction was bidirectional and discuss how the Maya in turn influenced Teotihuacan.

The Maya Prophecy

The Maya Prophecy
Author: P. A. Faber
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2012-03-28
ISBN: 1469792117
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maya Prophecy Book Excerpt:

According to Mayan prophecy, the world will end December 21, 2012. It is a mystery how the Mayans came to this conclusion; it is also a mystery how to stop certain doom. But in all their wisdom, is there a possibility that the Mayans knew how to postpone the end of the world? If so, could there be an ancient text that reveals the answer archaeologists seek? Anthropologist Kate OHara thinks so. She and a team of fellow academics stumble upon a mysterious Mayan codex while investigating in the Yucatan Peninsula. Before the codex can be authenticated, however, it disappears, and the team begins to receive death threats from a menacing secret society. Luckily, Kate already made a copy of the manuscript, and so begins the lengthy process of translation, despite the terrible danger to their lives. The codex reveals the story of Ahkan, a Maya shaman, and her cousin and soul mate, Took Pac, a priest of the Maya Temple of Kulkulkan. Took Pac discovered a secret text written by the Mayan king and prophet, Chan Bahlam II. Kate believes the answer to the worlds crisis may be found in the words of Chan Bahlam. Now she must try to translate the manuscript in timeand live long enough to share the good news with others.

The Maya Chronicles

The Maya Chronicles
Author: Daniel Garrison Brinton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 279
Release: 1882
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Chicxulub (Mexico)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maya Chronicles Book Excerpt:

The Maya World

The Maya World
Author: Scott R. Hutson,Traci Ardren
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 888
Release: 2020-06-17
ISBN: 1351029568
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maya World Book Excerpt:

The Maya World brings together over 60 authors, representing the fields of archaeology, art history, epigraphy, geography, and ethnography, who explore cutting-edge research on every major facet of the ancient Maya and all sub-regions within the Maya world. The Maya world, which covers Guatemala, Belize, and parts of Mexico, Honduras, and El Salvador, contains over a hundred ancient sites that are open to tourism, eight of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and many thousands more that have been dug or await investigation. In addition to captivating the lay public, the ancient Maya have attracted scores of major interdisciplinary research expeditions and hundreds of smaller projects going back to the 19th century, making them one of the best-known ancient cultures. The Maya World explores their renowned writing system, towering stone pyramids, exquisitely painted murals, and elaborate funerary tombs as well as their creative agricultural strategies, complex social, economic, and political relationships, widespread interactions with other societies, and remarkable cultural resilience in the face of historical ruptures. This is an invaluable reference volume for scholars of the ancient Maya, including archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists.

The Man Who Found the Maya

The Man Who Found the Maya
Author: Steven Frimmer
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2010
ISBN: 145350849X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Man Who Found the Maya Book Excerpt:

Starting as a typical tourist, John Lloyd Stephens developed into an adventurous traveler and popular author, hailed as our greatest travel writer. Then he blossomed into an intrepid explorer who found over forty sites of the virtually forgotten Maya, pioneering archaeology in the Americas, and rescuing from obscurity a lost civilization. His incredible travels, first in Europe, the Near East, and the Holy Land, and then in the jungles of Central America and Mexico, mark him as a kind of nineteenth-century Indiana Jones. How he transformed from the wandering tourist who scrawled his name on ancient monuments to the dedicated discoverer whose theories about the Maya were often years ahead of the scholars is as fascinating as the exploits he chronicled in his books. Based largely on Stephens's own writings, this biography presents the man in the widely different settings that marked his colorful career the society of his beloved nineteenth-century New York, the forbidding desert of Arabia, plague-ridden Constantinople, and the uncharted mountains and steaming jungles where the hidden Maya temples and cities lay under centuries of almost impenetrable vegetation. Readers will see through Stephens's eyes the hieroglyphic covered temples of ancient Luxor, the hidden city of Petra, carved out of living rock, and the moment he comes upon the walls of Copan, one of the great moments in archaeology. From his childhood in a booming young New York City, to his years as a lawyer dabbling in politics, to his travels and his four successful books about those travels, to his subsequent career as a businessman, Stephens was a fascinating figure and an interesting one to read about. STEVEN FRIMMER is a retired editor, with more than thirty years experience in book publishing, and is the author of three previously published books on archaeology.

The Maya and Climate Change

The Maya and Climate Change
Author: Kenneth Seligson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2022-11-29
ISBN: 0197652921
Category: Climatic changes
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maya and Climate Change Book Excerpt:

"The Classic Maya civilization thrived between 200-950 CE in the tropical forests of eastern Mesoamerica before undergoing a period of breakdown and transformation known colloquially as the Classic Maya Collapse. This book draws on archaeological, environmental, and historical datasets to provide a comprehensive overview of Classic Maya human-environment relationships, including how communities addressed challenges wrought by climate change. Researchers today understand that the breakdown of Classic Maya society was the result of many long-term processes. Yet the story that continues to grip the public imagination is that Maya civilization mysteriously "collapsed." This book shifts the focus from the Classic Maya "collapse" to the multitude examples of adaptive flexibility that allowed Pre-Colonial Maya communities to persevere in a challenging natural environment for over seven centuries. This idea is so enthralling partly because it makes people think about the impermanence of present-day society. A misunderstanding of Maya conservation practices persists in non-academic circles to the disservice not only of the Pre-Colonial Maya, but also to their descendants living in eastern Mesoamerica today. Although the Classic Maya civilization did not leave behind much in the way of secret environmental knowledge for us to rediscover (that is unfortunately rarely how archaeology works), a critical lesson that can be learned from studying the Classic Maya is the importance of socio-ecological adaptability-the ability and willingness to change cultural practices to address long-term challenges"--

The Guatemalan Genocide of the Maya People

The Guatemalan Genocide of the Maya People
Author: John A. Torres
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 66
Release: 2017-12-15
ISBN: 1508177368
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guatemalan Genocide of the Maya People Book Excerpt:

The Maya Empire became a thriving civilization between the third century and the seventh century CE, but by 900 CE war, drought, and disease wiped out most of its cities and the Mayan people were greatly reduced. Unfortunately, the greatest threat to their existence was yet to come, when the Guatemalan genocide would decimate those who remained in the 1970s and '80s. The facts of the Mayans' story will be intertwined with profiles of individuals and in-depth looks at related topics. Readers will learn how to help those faced with genocide and understand a history that could otherwise repeat itself.

Daily Life in the Maya Civilization

Daily Life in the Maya Civilization
Author: Nick Hunter
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2015-08
ISBN: 1484625811
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daily Life in the Maya Civilization Book Excerpt:

This book explores what life was really like for everyday people in the Maya Civilization. Using primary sources and information from archeological discoveries, it uncovers some fascinating insights and explodes some myths. Supported by timelines, maps and references to important events and people, children will really feel they are on a time-travelling journey when reading this book.

The Maya Vase Conservation Project

The Maya Vase Conservation Project
Author: Lynn A. Grant,Elin C. Danien
Publsiher: UPenn Museum of Archaeology
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2006-05-05
ISBN: 9781931707879
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maya Vase Conservation Project Book Excerpt:

Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "[photographs of] each of those vessels ... their initial condition, treatment, and final appearance. Detailed information on each vessel's provenience, dimensions, and iconography are also found on this CD."--P. [xv].

Everyday Life in the Maya Civilization

Everyday Life in the Maya Civilization
Author: Kirsten Holm
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2012-01-15
ISBN: 1448863937
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Life in the Maya Civilization Book Excerpt:

Originating in the Yucatán around 2,600 B.C., the Mayan Civilization is one of the best-known of the cultures of early Mesoamerica. From games they’ll recognize to clothing they won’t, readers will enjoy finding out more about this civilization’s culture, government, and education. Students will explore a typical day for a wealthy Mayan citizen in easy-to-follow language and find out what life was like for women and children in this descriptive volume.

Aids to the Study of the Maya Codices

Aids to the Study of the Maya Codices
Author: Cyrus Thomas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 130
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Codex Dresdensis Maya
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aids to the Study of the Maya Codices Book Excerpt:

The Proceedings of the Maya Hieroglyphic Workshop

The Proceedings of the Maya Hieroglyphic Workshop
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Manuscripts, Maya
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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