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Author Estrada Belli, Francisco.
Title The first Maya civilization [electronic resource] : ritual and power before the classic period / Francisco Estradi-Belli.
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
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 Electronic Book  F1435.1.P47 E77 2011eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 176 p.) : ill., maps.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Maya civilization in perspective -- Trajectories of evolution : Maya archaeology and the preclassic Maya -- Maya states before the Classic period -- Planting the seed of civilization: the making of sacred ground -- Earth-mountain-caves and sky-serpent-birds : meta-narratives of preclassic Maya art -- The preclassic-classic Maya transition : a new beginning?
Note Description based on print version record.
Summary The First Maya Civilization discusses the most recent advances in our knowledge of the Preclassic Maya and the emergence of their rainforest civilization, with new data on settlement, political organization, architecture, iconography and epigraphy supporting a contemporary theoretical perspective that challenges prior assumptions.
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Subject Mayas -- Guatemala -- Petén (Department) -- Antiquities.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Guatemala -- Petén (Department)
Maya architecture -- Guatemala -- Petén (Department)
Petén (Guatemala : Department) -- Antiquities.
Related To Print version: Estrada Belli, Francisco. First Maya civilization. London ; New York : Routledge, 2011 9780415429931 (DLC) 2010019911 (OCoLC)614990197
ISBN 9780415429931 (electronic bk.)
9780415429948 (electronic bk.)
9780203839133 (electronic bk.)
0415429935 (electronic bk.)
0415429943 (electronic bk.)
0203839137 (electronic bk.)
OCLC number 707079979