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Maya Archaeologist
     

Maya Archaeologist

by J. Eric Thompson, John Eric Thompson, Eric S. Thompson
 

Maya Archaeologist is an autobiographical account of explorations in Mayan ruins by J. Eric Thompson, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Maya Indians of Mexico and Central America. Based on his expeditions from 1926 to 1936 - when conditions in the Maya area were very close to those in the years of the Conquest - this book is an intensely

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Maya Archaeologist is an autobiographical account of explorations in Mayan ruins by J. Eric Thompson, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Maya Indians of Mexico and Central America. Based on his expeditions from 1926 to 1936 - when conditions in the Maya area were very close to those in the years of the Conquest - this book is an intensely personal account of the investigation of the "stone cities," such as Uxmal, Chichén Itzá, Copán, Tikal, and Quirigua, as well as lively portraits of the archaeologists who probed this civilization - Morley, Gann, Ruppert, Vaillant, Roys, and many others.

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Reprint of the U. of Oklahoma Press work originally published in 1963. New foreword by Norman Hammond. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780806112060
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
12/28/1974
Pages:
318
Sales rank:
943,735
Product dimensions:
5.35(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

J. Eric S. Thompson, one of the world's foremost Maya scholars, is a veteran of archaeological field expeditions to southern Mexico and Central America. Associated with the Carnegie Institution of Washington for many years, he now lives near Cambridge, England, where he continues his investigations of Maya hieroglyphic writing. He is the author of A Catalog of Maya Hieroglyphs and Maya Hieroglyphic Writing: An Introduction, both invaluable tools for Mayanists. His other books include The Rise and Fall of Maya Civilization, the classic account of the prehistoric Mayas, and Maya Archaeologist, the delightful story of his archaeological adventures. All are published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

Norman Hammond teaches archaeology at Boston University, and is the author of numerous books on the Maya and Mesoamerican archaeology.

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