Ancient Maya: The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization (Case Studies in Early Societies #3) (Paperback)

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Arthur Demarest brings the lost civilization of Maya to life by applying a holistic view to the most recently discovered archaeological evidence. His theoretical interpretation simultaneously emphasizes the brilliant rain forest adaptations of the ancient Maya and the Native American spirituality that permeated all aspects of their daily life. Drawing on data from the latest significant archaeological research in Central America, this new study appeals to those interested in the ecological bases of civilization, the function of the state and the causes of the collapse of civilizations.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521533904
ISBN-10: 0521533902
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: January 10th, 2005
Pages: 389
Language: English
Series: Case Studies in Early Societies