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Experience daily life in Maya civilization, from its earliest beginnings to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. Narrative chapters describe Mayan political life, economy, social structure, religion, writing, warfare, and scientific methods. Readers will explore the Mayan calendar, counting system, hunting and gathering methods, language, and family roles and relationships. A revised and expanded edition based on the latest archaeological research, this volume offers new interpretations and corrects popular misconceptions, and shows how the Maya adapted to their environment and preserved their culture and language over thousands of years. Over 60 photos and illustrations, several of new archaeological sites, enhance the material, and an expanded resource center bibliography includes web sites and DVDs for further study. The closing chapter discusses what Maya civilization means for us today and what we can learn from Maya achievements and failures. A first-stop reference source for any student of Latin American and Native American history and culture.
Traces Maya civilization from its earliest beginnings to the Spanish conquest in the sixteenth century, examining the daily life of the people, and discusses topics such as the civilization's economy, social and political systems, writing and calendar, arts and crafts, and religion.
This volume explores what life was really like for everyday people in the Maya civilization. Using primary sources and information from archeological discoveries, it uncovers some fascinating insights and explodes some myths. Supported by timelines, maps, and references to important events and people, children will really feel they are on a time-travelling journey.
Reveals everyday life among the Maya through an account in graphic novel format of ordinary days and a new year's celebration for a prosperous family living in Copâan in what is now Honduras.
A presentation of research on all aspects of Maya civilization, from its earliest beginnings to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. It profiles the everyday routines of the Maya with coverage of society, warfare, religion, architecture, astronomy, economy, writing and daily life.
What was life like in the days of the ancient Maya civilization? Where did people live and what did they do each day? These questions and more are answered in this fact-filled book about the daily life of the ancient Maya. Engaging text and primary sources shed light on the many mysteries of the Maya people. Color photographs of existing architecture and artifacts, as well as artwork, will transport readers back to the days when the Maya civilization was thriving. This exciting book is rich with information about Maya culture, and it's sure to stoke readers' imaginations while giving them a deep understanding of the history of this ancient civilization.
Ancient Maya comes to life in this new holistic and theoretical study.

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