Gordon R. Willey

1991
Classic Maya Political HistorySAR Press PublicationClassic Maya Political History: Hieroglyphic and Archaeological Evidence Ancient Maya civilization once flourished in the rainforests of what is today southern Mexico and Central America. It possessed the only full system of writing ever to be developed in the Americas. The pace of decipherment of Maya hieroglyphic writing has accelerated in the last few years, and half of the inscriptions from the sites of the Classic Period (AD 250–900) have now been read. Much of the newly available information consists of historical records of the careers of Maya rulers of the time.
1986
Late Lowland Maya CivilizationSAR Press PublicationLate Lowland Maya Civilization: Classic to Postclassic

In light of new and expanding research, the contributors to this volume premise that the relationship of Classic to Postclassic in the Northern and Southern Maya Lowlands is much more complex than was traditionally thought. The essays offer a useful introduction to current thought regarding the development of Lowland Maya civilization after the collapse of the Classic Period in the South.

1984
The Archaeology of Lower Central AmericaSAR Press PublicationThe Archaeology of Lower Central AmericaThis book provides a much-needed overview of the archaeological past, present, and future of lower Central America. It addresses questions such as why the region never produced complex societies like its neighbors to the north and south and takes up themes such as ecological adaptation and subsistence, trade, and sociopolitical development.
1981
Lowland Maya Settlement PatternsSAR Press PublicationLowland Maya Settlement PatternsThis book is a series of essays that offers a framework for the study of lowland Maya settlement patterns, surveying the range of interpretive ideas about ancient Maya remains. Suggesting hypotheses to guide future research, the articles discuss historical, geographical, chronological, and theoretical matters.
1977, November 14–18
Advanced SeminarLowland Maya Settlement Patterns
1977
The Origins of Maya CivilizationSAR Press PublicationThe Origins of Maya CivilizationThe contributors to this book scrutinize the data, survey external influences on the early Maya, and consider economics, ecology, demography, and warfare - as well as social and ideological factors - in explaining the transformation of Maya culture from a village-oriented society to one centered on elite classes living in large civic centers with monumental architecture.
1973
The Classic Maya CollapseSAR Press PublicationThe Classic Maya Collapse

Of the many mysteries surrounding ancient Maya civilization, none has attracted greater interest than its collapse in the eighth and ninth centuries AD. Until recently, speculations on the causes of the collapse have been more numerous than excavated sites in the area. But the past twenty-five years have produced many new findings. In this book, thirteen leading scholars use new data to revise the image of ancient Maya civilization and create a new model of its collapse—a general model of sociopolitical collapse not limited to the cultural history of the Maya alone.



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