Maya E Groups

“Leading archaeologists present the most recent evidence on a complex of architecture, iconography, and artifacts closely linked to the rise of the divine kingships of the an­cient Maya. An important volume for anyone interested in the rise of ancient states.” —Arthur Demarest, author of Ancient Maya: The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization   “E … Continue reading Maya E Groups

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Perspectives on the Ancient Maya of Chetumal Bay

"Brings novel, synthetic insight to understanding a region that was a hub of water borne trade and an important locus of production for some of the Maya’s most valued crops."--Cynthia Robin, author of Everyday Life Matters: Maya Farmers at Chan "This one-of-a-kind volume shows us how important this region was to the ancient Maya with … Continue reading Perspectives on the Ancient Maya of Chetumal Bay

The Lure of Maya Cities

We are proud to announce the publication of The Ancient Urban Maya: Neighborhoods, Inequality, and Built Form. This new archaeology book describes what ancient Maya cities were like, showing how they drew people in from rural areas with awe-inspiring architecture, neighborhoods that offered community support, and bustling marketplaces. The book is available at a discount price until May 13, 2016 in … Continue reading The Lure of Maya Cities

Ritual, Violence, and the Fall of the Classic Maya Kings

"A valuable contribution to our knowledge of the events surrounding the collapse of the ancient Maya in the Late and Terminal Classic periods, particularly the death of kings and the failure of the institution of divine kingship."--Lisa LeCount, coeditor of Classic Maya Provincial Politics: Xunantunich and Its Hinterlands "A comprehensive look at the concept of … Continue reading Ritual, Violence, and the Fall of the Classic Maya Kings

Ancient Maya Cities of the Eastern Lowlands

"Brings together for the first time all the major sites of this part of the Maya world and helps us understand how the ancient Maya planned and built their beautiful cities. It will become both a handbook and a source of ideas for other archaeologists for years to come."—George J. Bey III, coauthor of Twin … Continue reading Ancient Maya Cities of the Eastern Lowlands

Society for American Archaeology 2015

Last week, director Meredith Morris-Babb and our office manager Cindy Laukert traveled to San Francisco to take part in the Society for American Archeology's 80th annual meeting! We displayed a ton of archaeology and anthropology books at our booth. If you want to see at all of the books we displayed, we've created a virtual booth. You can even … Continue reading Society for American Archaeology 2015