The Fall of the Ancient Maya: Solving the Mystery of the Maya Collapse

The Fall of the Ancient Maya

Solving the Mystery of the Maya Collapse

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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

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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.

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