Book

The ancient Maya

Stanford University PressStanford, Calif. • Published In 1994 • Pages:

By: Sharer, Robert J., Morley, Sylvanus Griswold.

Abstract
This is an excellent introduction to classic Mayan civilization and includes discussions about the preclassic and postclassic periods. In the first half of the book, Sharer discusses the Maya on a period-by-period and site-by-site basis. In the second half, he discusses various aspects of Mayan culture, such as subsistence system, trade, social organization, cosmology, calendrics, writing, architecture, and artifacts. Sharer provides a good overview of the relationships and history of the polities that made up the Mayan realm. Also he writes about the history of Mayan research and scholarship.
Subjects
Writing
Recreational structures
Religious and educational structures
Miscellaneous structures
Mercantile business
Visual arts
Status, role, and prestige
Chief executive
tradition
Classic Maya
HRAF PubDate
2000
Region
Middle America and the Caribbean
Sub Region
Maya Area
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Creator Type
Archaeologist
Document Rating
4: Excellent Secondary Data
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Ian Skoggard ; 1999
Coverage Date
1750 BP - 1100 BP (250 A.D. - 900 A.D.)
Coverage Place
Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico
Notes
Robert J. Sharer
Rev. ed. of: The ancient Maya / Sylvanus G. Morley and George W. Brainerd. 4th ed. 1983
Includes bibliographical references (p. 765-847)
LCCN
93013566
LCSH
Mayas--Antiquities