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Description - The Ancient Maya, 6th Edition by Robert J. Sharer

This book traces the evolution of Maya civilization through the Pre-Columbian era, a span of some 2,500 years from the origins of complex society within Mesoamerica to the end of the Pre-Columbian world with the Spanish Conquest in the 16th century. The sixth edition presents new archaeological evidence and historical studies and offers the most extensive revisions of this classic work to date. The result is the most through and incisive study of the origins and development of ancient Maya civilization ever published.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780804748179
ISBN-10: 0804748179
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 983
Imprint: Stanford University Press
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publish Date: 7-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert J. Sharer

Robert J. Sharer is the Shoemaker Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, and Curator of the American Section at the university's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. He is the author of Quirigua: A Classic Maya Center and Its Sculpture (1990) and Daily Life in Maya Civilization (1996), as well as two previous editions of The Ancient Maya. Loa P. Traxler is a Research Scientist in the American Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.