Archaeology and Latin America

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The Origins of Maya Civilization

Edited by Richard E. W. Adams

The contributors to this book scrutinize the data, survey external influences on the early Maya, and consider economics, ecology, demography, and warfare - as well as social and ideological factors - in explaining the transformation of Maya culture from a village-oriented society to one centered on elite classes living in large civic centers with monumental architecture.

Published By School for Advanced Research Press

6 x 9 in. 482 pages 31 figs., 6 maps, 10 tables