Ancient Maya: The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization

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Ancient Maya: The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization
Ancient Maya The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization book cover.jpg
Front cover
Author Arthur Demarest
Language English
Subject Ancient history
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Published in English
9 December 2004
ISBN 978-0-521-59224-6

Ancient Maya: The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization (2004), an archaeological book written about the ancient Maya civilization. It was written by Arthur Demarest, Ingram Professor of Anthropology at Vanderbilt University, Tennessee.[1]

The book discusses the complex lifestyle and volatile political history of the Maya states, from the first to eighth centuries. It also gives an explanation of the mystery of the ninth-century abandonment of most of the great rainforest cities. It goes on to concluded that the Maya civilization has lessons for civilization today.[2]

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  1. ^ "Ancient Maya - Assets - Cambridge - Cambridge University Press". Cambridge. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ancient Maya". Cambridge. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 

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