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Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens

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"The only comprehensive, kingdom-by-kingdom history of the ancient Maya"--Cover.

Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens

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Traces Mayan history through its major dynasties, examining each ruler's successes and failures.

Zapotec Monuments and Political History

Author : Joyce Marcus
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""Zapotec is one of the major hieroglyphic writing systems of ancient Mesoamerica. This volume explains the origins and spread of Zapotec writing, the role of Zapotec writing in the changing political agendas of the region, and the decline of hieroglyphic writing in the Valley of Oaxaca."--Provided by publisher"--

Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt

Author : Joyce A. Tyldesley
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Spanning three millennia of Egyptian history, a richly illustrated study of the queens of ancient Egypt ranges from the early dynastic period to the death of Cleopatra in 30 BC, offering a biographical portrait of each queen, along with information on the era in which she lived and her influence on Egyptian history.

Mortuary Landscapes of the Classic Maya

Author : Andrew K. Scherer
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From the tombs of the elite to the graves of commoners, mortuary remains offer rich insights into Classic Maya society. In Mortuary Landscapes of the Classic Maya: Rituals of Body and Soul, the anthropological archaeologist and bioarchaeologist Andrew K. Scherer explores the broad range of burial practices among the Maya of the Classic period (AD 250–900), integrating information gleaned from his own fieldwork with insights from the fields of iconography, epigraphy, and ethnography to illuminate this society’s rich funerary traditions. Scherer’s study of burials along the Usumacinta River at the Mexican-Guatemalan border and in the Central Petén region of Guatemala—areas that include Piedras Negras, El Kinel, Tecolote, El Zotz, and Yaxha—reveals commonalities and differences among royal, elite, and commoner mortuary practices. By analyzing skeletons containing dental and cranial modifications, as well as the adornments of interred bodies, Scherer probes Classic Maya conceptions of body, wellness, and the afterlife. Scherer also moves beyond the body to look at the spatial orientation of the burials and their integration into the architecture of Maya communities. Taking a unique interdisciplinary approach, the author examines how Classic Maya deathways can expand our understanding of this society’s beliefs and traditions, making Mortuary Landscapes of the Classic Maya an important step forward in Mesoamerican archeology.

The Lost Chronicles of the Maya Kings

Author : David Drew
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An in-depth discussion of the latest archeological findings about the Mayan civilization explores the sophistication of this long-misunderstood culture and addressing such issues as why the civilization disappeared, why they built cities in jungles, and more.

The Yucatan and Mayan Mexico

Author : Nick Rider
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Whether travelers are planning their city break in advance or want instant guidance exploring, Cadogan City Guides are the ideal companions. They provide a truly accessible way into the heart of a city, with a unique introductory full-color section packed with ideas for days out and itineraries and extensive, cross-referenced maps with all listings clearly marked (the fullest listings of any city guide available). They also include a wealth of engaging cultural and historical knowledge, along with anecdotes and colorful stories written in the enthusiastic, informed, personal way for which Cadogan is renowned. The Yucatan capital of Cancun boasts one of the ten biggest resorts in the world, and Mexico's stunning Caribbean coastline is one of the world's fastest-growing holiday areas. Visitor figures have risen to over 10 million a year, and 90% of them come from the United States. The guide balances practical advice and information on the best places to dive, kayak, and parasail, with engrossing background detail. It features informed and sensitive commentary on the culture and history of the Yucatan, its Spanish colonial heritage, and modern Mayan communities. The author lived in Spain for many years and has traveled tens rely in Mexico. Special sections provide insights into the area's prolific ancient Mayan legacy: the magnificent ins of Tulum and Chichen ltza and the Giant Catacombs at Loltun. The guide encompasses the staggering diversity of the southern states, revealing empty tropical beaches, wild-turtle islands, old pirate villages, and the most glorious coral reefs in the world.

Striking Images Iconoclasms Past and Present

Author : Stacy Boldrick
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All cultures make, and break, images. Striking Images, Iconoclasms Past and Present explores how and why people have made and modified images and other cultural material from pre-history into the 21st century. With its impressive chronological sweep and disciplinary breadth, this is the first book about iconoclasm (the breaking of images) and the transformation of broader sets of signs that includes contributions from archaeologists, curators, and museum conservators as well as historians of art, literature and religious studies. The chapters examine themes critical to the study of iconoclasm: violence, punishment, memory, intentionality, ruins and relics and their survival. The conclusion shows how cross-disciplinary debate amongst the contributors informed Tate Britain?s 'Art under Attack' exhibition (2013) and addresses the challenges iconoclasm presents to the modern museum. By juxtaposing objects and places usually considered in isolation, Striking Images raises provocative questions about our understandings of cross-cultural differences and the value of representational objects from the broken swords of pre-historical bog graves to the Bamiyan Buddhas and contemporary art. Are any such objects ever ?finished?, or are they simply subject to constant transformation? In dialogue with each other, the essays consider this question and expand the field of iconoclasm - and cultural - studies.

The PARI Journal

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Ancient Maya Gender Identity and Relations

Author : Lowell S. Gustafson
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Contributors from a wide range of academic disciplines examine the details of ancient Mayan ideas about gender, and compare them to gender relations in our own era, using recently deciphered Mayan writings along with paintings, sculpture, ceramics, burials, and other material remains.

Maya Dwellings in Hieroglyphs and Archaeology

Author : Shannon E. Plank
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The term otoot or dwelling' appears in many Mayan inscriptions placed on various buildings and built structures. Taking this as a starting point, Shannon Plank embarks on a quest to discern in what ways the Mayans used and conceive of lived space. Looking at four main sites in the Mayan Lowlands - Yaxchilan, Copan, Cichen Itza and Oxkintok - she studies the nature and context of the inscriptions, questions the function and role of the structures and tries to link the two together to reach an understanding both of the use of the term otoot and how it relates to the notion of space conceived by a Mayan elite.

The Rough Guide to Guatemala

Author : Iain Stewart
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The Rough Guide to Guatemala is the essential guide to this captivating country. A 24-page, full-colour introduction gives an inspiring insight into Guatemala s highlights, from the delightful colonial city of Antigua to the ancient Maya ruins in Petén. The guide includes extensive and reliable reviews of all the best places to eat, drink and stay for visitors on every budget. There is plenty of practical advice when travelling to remote highland areas, plus detailed information on jungle treks, river rafting and volcano climbs. The guide also includes thorough and informed commentary on Guatemala s politics, indigenous culture, diverse landscape and spectacular wildlife, as well as detailed maps and plans for every region.

Notebook for the Maya Hieroglyphic Forum at Texas

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A Reading for the earth star Verb in Ancient Maya Writing

Author : Oswaldo Fernando Chinchilla Mazariegos
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Archaeological Investigations in the Eastern Maya Lowlands

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Minerva

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Journal of Mesoamerican Studies

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Royal Courts Of The Ancient Maya

Author : Takeshi Inomata
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The two volumes of Royal Courts of the Ancient Maya provide current archaeological perspectives on Maya courts conceived as vital, functioning social groups composed of lords, courtiers, scribes, priests, and entertainers, among many others. In addition to archaeological data on the architecture and other spatial attributes of courts, the studies in the two volumes bring to bear on the topic the most recent evidence from inscriptions, vase paintings, murals and friezes, and ethnohistoric records in order to flesh out a portrait of the actors and roles that made up Maya courts through time and across space. The attributes of courts are explored in the Maya highlands and lowlands, from the origins of early kingship through the Classic period to the Postclassic and Terminal epochs. Pertinent comparisons are also drawn from the Aztecs and other ancient and contemporary societies. Volume 1: Theory, Comparison, and Synthesis establishes a carefully considered framework for approaching the study of courts and their functions throughout the world of the ancient Maya. Volume 2: Data and Case Studies provides authoritatively current data and insights from key Maya sites, including Copán, Tikal, Caracol, Bonampak, and Calakmul.

Archaeological Investigations in the Eastern Maya Lowlands

Author : Jaime J. Awe
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The Linguistics of Maya Writing

Author : Søren Wichmann
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Deciphering Maya hieroglyphics SCHOLARS FIRST BEGAN to unravel the ancient Maya "script" during the 1980s, based primarily on phonetic decipherment of individual signs with reference to recorded languages. But to move beyond simple interpretation to a deeper, grammatical understanding required the application of historical linguistic techniques. From the late 1990s to the present, the understanding of the phonology and grammar of Maya inscriptions has undergone a further revolution. The Linguistics of Maya Writing catches that "second great wave in Maya epigraphy, " bringing together the work of some of the most prominent scholars in the field and perhaps providing the foundation for the next generation of breakthroughs in Maya hieroglyphic decipherment.