By Stephen D. Houston
"The optimum of introductory books at the historic Maya." ?Expedition
The Maya has lengthy been confirmed because the top, so much readable advent to the hot World’s maximum historic civilization. Coe and Houston replace this vintage by way of distilling the newest scholarship for the overall reader and student.
This new version accommodates the latest archaeological and epigraphic examine, which maintains to continue at a quick velocity. among the best new discoveries are remarkable stucco sculptures at El Zotz and Holmul, which display wonderful facets of Maya royalty and the founding of dynasties. Dramatic refinements in our realizing of the velocity of advancements of the Maya civilization have led students to understand a development of quick bursts of creating and political formation. different reveals contain the invention of the earliest recognized occupant of the sector, the Hoyo Negro woman, recovered from an underwater cavern within the Yucatan peninsula, besides new proof for the 1st structure at Ceibal. 213 illustrations, 28 in colour