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The Origins of Maya Civilization

Edited by Richard E. W. Adams

The Origins of Maya Civilization1977. 482 pp., 6 maps, 31 figures, 10 tables, notes, references, index, 6 x 91977. 482 pp., 6 maps, 31 figures, 10 tables, notes, references, index, 6 x 9

The 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.

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Contributors: Richard E. W. Adams, Joseph W. Ball, Michael D. Coe, T. Patrick Culbert, Norman Hammond, Gareth W. Lowe, Robert McC. Netting, Jacinto Quirarte, Robert L. Rands, William L. Rathje, William T. Sanders, David L. Webster, Gordon R. Willey

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