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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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

Decadence, Excellence & Architecture – Another Lesson from the Maya

Maya Architecture: Temples in the Sky by Kenneth Treister Available Now Best known as the sculptor of the Holocaust memorial in Miami, Kenneth Treister turns his expertise of architecture toward the Maya and draws new conclusions about the collapse of their society. In the process, he identifies striking potential parallels to modern day economic concerns … Continue reading Decadence, Excellence & Architecture – Another Lesson from the Maya