Download e-book for iPad: Heart of Creation: The Mesoamerican World and the Legacy of by Andrea Stone,Marc Zender,Barbara MacLeod,David B.

By Andrea Stone,Marc Zender,Barbara MacLeod,David B. Kelley,Federico Fahsen,Nikolai Grube,Elin C. Danien,Duncan Earle,David M. Schele,David A. Freidel,Mary Miller,Gillett Griffin,Dorie Reents-Budet,Anthony Aveni,Merle Greene Robertson,Susan Milbrath,Elizabet

ISBN-10: 0817311386

ISBN-13: 9780817311384

This available, state of the art evaluation of Mayan hieroglyphics and cosmology additionally serves as a tribute to at least one of the field's such a lot famous pioneers.

The center of this booklet makes a speciality of the present research of Mayan hieroglyphics as encouraged through the lately deceased Mayanist Linda Schele. As writer or coauthor of greater than 2 hundred books or articles at the Maya, Schele served because the leader disseminator of information to most of the people approximately this historic Mesoamerican tradition, just like the way Margaret Mead brought anthropology and the folk of Borneo to the English-speaking world.

Twenty-five participants provide scholarly writings on matters starting from the ritual functionality of public area on the Olmec website and the gardens of the good Goddess at Teotihuacan to the knowledge of Jupiter in Maya astronomy and the which means of the water throne of Quirigua Zoomorph P. The workshops on Maya historical past and writing that Schele carried out in Guatemala and Mexico for the highland humans, sleek descendants of the Mayan civilization, are completely addressed as is the phenomenon termed "Maya mania"—the explosive development of curiosity in Maya epigraphy, iconography, astronomy, and cosmology that Schele inspired. An appendix presents a bibliography of Schele's guides and a suite of Scheleana, written stories of "the Rabbit girl" by way of a few of her colleagues and students.

Of curiosity to execs in addition to generalists, this assortment will stand as a marker of the country of Mayan experiences on the flip of the twenty first century and as a tribute to the awesome character who guided a wide a part of that archaeological study for greater than decades.

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Heart of Creation: The Mesoamerican World and the Legacy of Linda Schele by Andrea Stone,Marc Zender,Barbara MacLeod,David B. Kelley,Federico Fahsen,Nikolai Grube,Elin C. Danien,Duncan Earle,David M. Schele,David A. Freidel,Mary Miller,Gillett Griffin,Dorie Reents-Budet,Anthony Aveni,Merle Greene Robertson,Susan Milbrath,Elizabet


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