"This book divides the 3,000 year time span into seven sections providing a detailed vignette of events, explorers, and people. Among topics covered are shamanistic rites; the Preclassic megacity of El Mirador and its neighbor Nakbe; the creation myth of the Hero Twins and its role organizing Maya society; and power struggles between the cities Tikal and Calakmul"--Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The proto-Maya Olmec cities of San Lorenzo and La Venta, 1250-400 B.C.: if not the mother culture, an undisputed similar culture
The Mirador Basin in times long gone, 1000 B.C.-A.D. 150
Tikal, the eternal city, early classic, A.D. 250-550
Calakmul and the snakehead dynasty, a Maya superpower
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