Maya Studies

Edited by Diane Chase, University of Central Florida and Arlen Chase, University of Central Florida

Series Description:

The books in this series will focus on both the ancient and contemporary Maya peoples of Belize, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. The goal of the series is to provide an integrated outlet for scholarly works dealing with Maya archaeology, epigraphy, ethnography, and history. The series will particularly seek cutting-edge theoretical works, methodologically sound site-reports, and tightly-organized edited volumes with broader appeal.




There are 13 books in this series.


Please note that while you may order forthcoming books at any time, they will not be available for shipment until shortly before publication date

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War Owl Falling: Innovation, Creativity, and Culture Change in Ancient Maya Society

Eberl emphasizes that individual decision-making—the ability to imagine alternate worlds and to act on that vision—plays a large role in changing social structure over time. Pinpointing where and when these Maya inventions emerged, how individuals adopted them and why, War Owl Falling connects technological and social change in a novel way.

 

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Maya E Groups: Calendars, Astronomy, and Urbanism in the Early Lowlands

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Perspectives on the Ancient Maya of Chetumal Bay

Focusing on sites ringing the bay such as Cerro Maya, Oxtankah, and Santa Rita Corozal, the contributors to this volume explore how the bay and its feeder rivers affected all aspects of Maya culture from settlement, food production, and the production and use of special goods to political relationships and social organization.

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

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Ancient Maya Political Dynamics

Explores the ways in which the dynamics of political power shaped the lives and landscape of the Maya and how this information can be used to look at other complex societies

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Ancient Maya Pottery: Classification, Analysis, and Interpretation

Serves both as a valuable resource for archaeologists involved in pottery classification, analysis, and interpretation and as an illuminating exploration of ancient Mayan culture.

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Motul de San José: Politics, History, and Economy in a Classic Maya Polity

By presenting a coherent interdisciplinary body of archaeological and environmental data, this volume offers an intensely deep, focused investigation of the various models of the ancient Maya political and economic systems.

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Chan: An Ancient Maya Farming Community

Chan offers a synthesis of compelling and groundbreaking discoveries gathered over ten years of research at this one archaeological site in Belize.

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Maya Christians and Their Churches in Sixteenth-Century Belize

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Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao