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World of the Ancient Maya [UNABRIDGED]
by John S Henderson
Binding: Audio Cassette, Unabridged edition
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Weight: 0.7 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 6.2 x W: 0.48 inches
ISBN 10: 0786145358
ISBN 13: 9780786145355
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The ancient Maya were the only fully literate pre Colombian people in the Americas. Superb scientists, they developed highly sophisticated mathematics and an intricate and accurate calendar system. Theirs was one of the few complex societies to emerge in and to adapt successfully to a tropical forest environment. Their architecture, sculpture, and painting were sophisticated and compellingly beautiful. In this extraordinarily comprehensive survey, Henderson explores the entire Maya cultural tradition, from the earliest traces of settlement through the period of the Spanish conquest in the sixteenth century. His wide ranging account treats diverse aspects of the Maya world, from religion and philosophy to the environments of the various Maya peoples, using deciphered Maya texts to reconstruct the ancient societies.


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