The Linda Schele Series in Maya and Pre-Columbian Studies

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  1. Social Identities in the Classic Maya Northern Lowlands
    Social Identities in the Classic Maya Northern Lowlands plumbs the archaeological record for what it can reveal about the creation of personal and communal identities in the Maya world. Using new primary data from her excavations... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2016
    Paperback | £18.99
  2. Mortuary Landscapes of the Classic Maya
    From the tombs of the elite to the graves of commoners, mortuary remains offer rich insights into Classic Maya society. In Mortuary Landscapes of the Classic Maya: Rituals of Body and Soul, the anthropological archaeologist and... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2015
    Hardback | £56.00
  3. Picture Cave
    A millennia ago, Native Americans entered the dark recesses of a cave in eastern Missouri and painted an astonishing array of human, animal, and supernatural creatures on its walls. Known as Picture Cave, it was a hallowed site... Learn More
    Published: 15th June 2015
    Hardback | £69.00
  4. Monkey Business Theatre
    In 1983, a group of citizens in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, formed Sna Jtz'ibajom, the Tzotzil-Tzeltal Maya writers' cooperative. In the two decades since, this group has evolved from writing and publishing bilingual... Learn More
    Published: 16th May 2012
    Paperback | £28.99
  5. Maya Palaces and Elite Residences
    Maya "palaces" have intrigued students of this ancient Mesoamerican culture since the early twentieth century, when scholars first applied the term "palace" to multi-room, gallery-like buildings set on low platforms in the centers... Learn More
    Published: 7th March 2012
    Paperback | £28.99
  6. Visualizing the Sacred
    The prehistoric native peoples of the Mississippi River Valley and other areas of the Eastern Woodlands of the United States shared a complex set of symbols and motifs that constituted one of the greatest artistic traditions of... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2011
    Paperback | £32.00
  7. The Jaguar and the Priest
    In contrast to western notions of the soul as the essence or most native part of a human being, the Tzeltal-speaking Indians of Chiapas, Mexico, regard the soul first and foremost as an Other. Made up of beings that personify... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2011
    Paperback | £22.99
  8. Farming, Hunting, and Fishing in the Olmec World
    The Olmec who anciently inhabited Mexico's southern Gulf Coast organized their once-egalitarian society into chiefdoms during the Formative period (1400 BC to AD 300). This increase in political complexity coincided with the development... Learn More
    Published: 3rd August 2011
    Paperback | £20.99
  9. The Jaguar Within
    Shamanism—the practice of entering a trance state to experience visions of a reality beyond the ordinary and to gain esoteric knowledge—has been an important part of life for indigenous societies throughout the Americas from... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2011
    Hardback | £52.00
  10. Lord Eight Wind of Suchixtlan and the Heroes of Ancient Oaxaca
    In the pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican world, histories and collections of ritual knowledge were often presented in the form of painted and folded books now known as codices, and the knowledge itself was encoded into pictographs. Eight... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2010
    Paperback | £20.99
  11. Water and Ritual
    In the southern Maya lowlands, rainfall provided the primary and, in some areas, the only source of water for people and crops. Classic Maya kings sponsored elaborate public rituals that affirmed their close ties to the supernatural... Learn More
    Published: 18th August 2010
    Paperback | £20.99
  12. In the Maw of the Earth Monster
    As portals to the supernatural realm that creates and animates the universe, caves have always been held sacred by the peoples of Mesoamerica. From ancient times to the present, Mesoamericans have made pilgrimages to caves for... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2010
    Paperback | £37.00
  13. Ritual and Power in Stone
    The ancient Mesoamerican city of Izapa in Chiapas, Mexico, is renowned for its extensive collection of elaborate stone stelae and altars, which were carved during the Late Preclassic period (300 BC-AD 250). Many of these monuments... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2010
    Paperback | £26.99
  14. A Beauty That Hurts
    Though a 1996 peace accord brought a formal end to a conflict that had lasted for thirty-six years, Guatemala's violent past continues to scar its troubled present and seems destined to haunt its uncertain future. George Lovell... Learn More
    Published: 15th April 2010
    Paperback | £20.99
  15. Trees of Paradise and Pillars of the World
    Assemblies of rectangular stone pillars, or stelae, fill the plazas and courts of ancient Maya cities throughout the lowlands of southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and western Honduras. Mute testimony to state rituals that linked... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2009
    Paperback | £34.00
  16. Lightning Gods and Feathered Serpents
    El Tajín, an ancient Mesoamerican capital in Veracruz, Mexico, has long been admired for its stunning pyramids and ballcourts decorated with extensive sculptural programs. Yet the city's singularity as the only center in the... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2009
    Hardback | £52.00
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