The Fall of the Ancient Maya

The Fall of the Ancient Maya

Solving the Mystery of the Maya Collapse

Hardback368pp Illustrated230x156mm

9780500051139     Product Code: 508028

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While the downfall of the Maya has variously been attributed to earthquake, famine, plague and war, this account of their demise, which critically evaluates many of the proposed causes, asks not only how the civilization collapsed, but what collapsed. David Webster draws upon recent archaeological research and discoveries at sites including Copan, Tikal and Piedras Negras to examine the history and culture of the Maya, and to analyse the complex factors behind their decline. Slightly off-mint.

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