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Ancient Maya : Rise and Fall of a Rainforest - 04 edition

Ancient Maya : Rise and Fall of a Rainforest (ISBN10: 0521533902; ISBN13: 9780521533904)
ISBN13: 978-0521533904
ISBN10: 0521533902

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ISBN13: 978-0521592246
ISBN10: 0521592240

Summary: Arthur Demarest brings the lost civilization of Maya to life by applying a holistic view to the most recently discovered archaeological evidence. His theoretical interpretation simultaneously emphasizes the brilliant rain forest adaptations of the ancient Maya and the Native American spirituality that permeated all aspects of their daily life. Drawing on data from the latest significant archaeological research in Central America, this new study appeals to those inter ...show moreested in the ecological bases of civilization, the function of the state and the causes of the collapse of civilizations. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 05/01/2004
International: No

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