Ancient Maya: The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
Published in English
|9 December 2004|
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.
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.
- "Ancient Maya - Assets - Cambridge - Cambridge University Press". Cambridge. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
- "Ancient Maya". Cambridge. Retrieved 15 October 2012.