THE TECHNOLOGY OF MAYA CIVILIZATION

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The Technology Of Maya Civilization

Author : Zachary X. Hruby
ISBN : 9781317544166
Genre : Social Science
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The ancient Maya shaped their world with stone tools. Lithic artifacts helped create the cityscape and were central to warfare and hunting, craft activities, cooking, and ritual performance. 'The Technology of Maya Civilization' examines Maya lithic artefacts made of chert, obsidian, silicified limestone, and jade to explore the relationship between ancient civilizations and natural resources. The volume presents case studies of archaeological sites in Guatemala, Mexico, Belize, and Honduras. The analysis draws on innovative anthropological theory to argue that stone artefacts were not merely cultural products but tools that reproduced, modified, and created the fabric of society.
Category: Social Science

The Lost Secrets Of Maya Technology

Author : James A. O'Kon
ISBN : 160163207X
Genre : History
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Uses field exploration, forensic engineering, and 3-D virtual reconstruction of Maya projects to present the best of Mayan technology, including the blast furnace, giant multistory buildings, and the longest bridge in the ancient world.
Category: History

Ancient Maya Technology

Author : Charles Hofer
ISBN : 1499419813
Genre : Central America
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Presents a look at the technology of the Mayan civilization, describing their advances in agriculture, architecture, medicine, mathematics, the building of cities, and calendars.
Category: Central America

Handbook To Life In The Ancient Maya World

Author : Lynn V. Foster
ISBN : 0195183630
Genre : History
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This comprehensive and accessible reference explores the greatest and most mysterious of civilizations, hailed for its contributions to science, mathematics, and technology. Each chapter is supplemented by an extensive bibliography as well as photos, original line drawings, and maps.
Category: History

Your Travel Guide To The Ancient Mayan Civilization

Author : Nancy Day
ISBN : 0822530775
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Takes readers on a journey back in time in order to experience life during the Maya civilization, describing clothing, accommodations, foods, local customs, transportation, a few notable personalities, and more.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Collapse

Author : Jared Diamond
ISBN : 9780141976969
Genre : History
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From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future. What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? What happened to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? Will we go the same way, our skyscrapers one day standing derelict and overgrown like the temples at Angkor Wat? Bringing together new evidence from a startling range of sources and piecing together the myriad influences, from climate to culture, that make societies self-destruct, Jared Diamond's Collapse also shows how - unlike our ancestors - we can benefit from our knowledge of the past and learn to be survivors. 'A grand sweep from a master storyteller of the human race' Daily Mail 'Riveting, superb, terrifying' Observer 'Gripping ... the book fulfils its huge ambition, and Diamond is the only man who could have written it' Economist 'This book shines like all Diamond's work' Sunday Times Jared Diamond (b. 1937) is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. Until recently he was Professor of Physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the widely acclaimed Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies, which also is the winner of Britain's 1998 Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize.
Category: History

Mayan Civilization

Author : Hourly History
ISBN : 1537585827
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Mayan History Making sense of our universe...It's an age-old practice that transcends cultures and generations. From our vantage point, the larger than life Maya civilization grappled with the urge in a grand scale. Join us as we take a voyage to understand the ways of the Maya. Inside you will read about... - Who Made Contact? Early Explorers and their Impact - How the Maya Wanted to Be Represented - History Written by the Victors - Different Periods of Maya History - Larger Than Life - New Findings We'll learn what they held as sacred, how the sacred manifested itself in their lives, and about efforts to accurately portray them, despite romanticized versions. This eBook provides a deeper look at their pre-Columbian battling dynasties and their highly-structured approach to religion, science and society, as we explore their glories and misfortunes.
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The World Of The Ancient Maya

Author : John S. Henderson
ISBN : 0801482844
Genre : History
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"General overview of the ancient Maya begins with summary discussions of the history of Maya studies, the environment and geography of the Maya world, and the European invasion. Text is devoted primarily to a synthesis of the history of Maya cultural traditions based primarily on archaeological data and complemented by epigraphic and ethnohistorical information"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
Category: History

Maya Civilization

Author : T. Patrick Culbert
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173013776023
Genre : History
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Describes the history and culture of the Mayan Indians.
Category: History

Daily Life In Maya Civilization

Author : Robert J. Sharer
ISBN : 0313351295
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History