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This book explores the ancient Maya through social structure. It ...
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This book explores the ancient Maya through social structure. It details the duties of a ruler, the activities of a farmer, and much more. It also describes some of the discoveries and writings that have led to our present-day understanding of this fascinating culture.
People of the Ancient World creates portraits of life in ancient civilizations through a look at the inhabitants. Each book focuses on a different culture and the various parts of its society, including farmers, scribes, priests, soldiers, artisans, and rulers. Incorporated throughout each book is a discussion of how we know what we know about the featured civilization. Sidebars highlight important archaeological discoveries and interesting facts. A biographical dictionary introduces readers to important historical figures, and a horizontal time line shows the key events in the evolution of the civilization.
|Introduction: How We Know About the Ancient Maya||5|
|Chapter I||Growers of Maize||15|
|Chapter II||Gods and Priests||27|
|Chapter III||Rulers of Tikal and Palenque||42|
|Chapter IV||Rulers of Copan, Caracol, and Chichen Itza||55|
|Chapter V||Scribes and Artists||71|
|Chapter VI||Warriors and Traders||84|
|Chapter VII||The Legacy of the Ancient Maya||92|
|To Find Out More||104|