Empires of the Maya

Empires of the Maya

by Jill Rubalcaba
     
 

Deep within the jungles of modern Mexico and Central America, still-standing palaces and pyramids give testament to the sophisticated civilization the Maya created beginning about 1200 B.C.E. Independent of any influence beyond their continental borders, the ancient Maya fully developed the idea of the calendar, detailed a writing system, pioneered new techniques

Overview

Deep within the jungles of modern Mexico and Central America, still-standing palaces and pyramids give testament to the sophisticated civilization the Maya created beginning about 1200 B.C.E. Independent of any influence beyond their continental borders, the ancient Maya fully developed the idea of the calendar, detailed a writing system, pioneered new techniques in agriculture, and devoted themselves to a complex religion. Empires of the Maya gives a brief summary of the history of the civilization, placing it within the context of its time period and geographical location, and then explores the evolution of Maya society from its origin through the Classic Period to the Spanish conquest. Delving into daily life, the book includes Maya achievements in mathematics, astronomy, technology, political organization, commerce, architecture, and the arts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604131550
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Series:
Great Empires of the Past Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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