The Fall of the Ancient Maya
Solving the Mystery of the Maya Collapse
ISBN10: 0500051135 ISBN13: 9780500051139 Publisher: Thames & Hudson Published: May 1 2002 Pages: 368 Weight: 2.00lbs. Height: 9.75" Width: 6.75" Depth: 1.75" Language: English
An account of the mysterious fall of the ancient Maya civilization evaluates current theories and myths, citing sixteenth-century evidence of a residual population and offering a portrait of its Late Classic society beset by overly ambitious nobles, wars, and an exploding population that could not be sustained by its scanty agriculture.