- The proto-Maya Olmec cities of San Lorenzo and La Venta, 1250-400 B.C.: if not the mother culture, an undisputed similar culture -- The Mirador Basin in times long gone, 1000 B.C.-A.D. 150 -- Tikal, the eternal city, early classic, A.D. 250-550 -- Calakmul and the snakehead dynasty, a Maya superpower -- The tale of two cities, concluded, A.D. 695-869 -- Terminal classic in the Yucatan, A.D. 800-1100 -- Mayapan, Tayasal, and Chan Santa Cruz.
- "This book divides the 3,000 year time span into seven sections providing a detailed vignette of events, explorers, and people. Among topics covered are shamanistic rites; the Preclassic megacity of El Mirador and its neighbor Nakbe; the creation myth of the Hero Twins and its role organizing Maya society; and power struggles between the cities Tikal and Calakmul"--Provided by publisher.
- 9780786448487 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786448482 (softcover : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- York copy: Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment; 2010.
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