The Fall of the Ancient Maya: Solving the Mystery of the Maya Collapse
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"A not so mysterious mystery" according to A Customer. Mr. Webster does not make it easy for those who want to read about flying saucers sweeping down and doing/undoing the Maya. His tale is a little bit more down to earth as he undertakes to make sure that the reader understands first a few parameters on how. The Maya Fall and Our Own? Tom Andres Like many a good scientist, David Webster demythologizes with facts knowing that detailed scientific fact is often more fascinating than myth.Webster tells of the 'Maya myth' growing out of the first discoveries of the mysterious vine-covered ruins, with . The Ancient Mayans Fall: were they pushed? Most hard-line academics cannot write for a geneal audience. Their style is so narrowly focused, their scientific sensitivities are so acute, and their language is so stiff that they can't communicate to a general audience. Even when they succeed, they of
Webster is with Penn State University.
Lucille M. This excellent overview of classic Maya culture and history will be of interest to both the specialist and the general reader. . Webster (anthropology, Pennsylvania State Univ.) here outlines what is known about that culture and discusses the meaning of civilization as applied to the ancient Maya. Boone, San Jose P.L., CA Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. For all libraries. Webster also reviews evidence from archaeology, paleography, and historical writings and discusses theories of the collapse, concluding that it was not sudden but gradual and that its causes v
Then it mysteriously vanished, leaving a landscape of ruins smothered by forests. Ancient Maya civilization thrived in the tropics of Central America for more than a thousand years and produced some of the world's finest architecture and art. The Classic Maya collapse is one of the great puzzles of history, ranking alongside the Fall of Rome as an enigma that has intrigued scholars for generations.