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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

This obtainable, cutting-edge evaluation of Mayan hieroglyphics and cosmology additionally serves as a tribute to at least one of the field's so much famous pioneers.

The middle of this e-book specializes in the present examine of Mayan hieroglyphics as encouraged via 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 people approximately this historical Mesoamerican tradition, just like the best way Margaret Mead brought anthropology and the folks of Borneo to the English-speaking world.

Twenty-five members supply scholarly writings on matters starting from the ritual functionality of public house on the Olmec web site and the gardens of the good Goddess at Teotihuacan to the certainty of Jupiter in Maya astronomy and the that means of the water throne of Quirigua Zoomorph P. The workshops on Maya heritage and writing that Schele performed in Guatemala and Mexico for the highland humans, smooth 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 motivated. An appendix offers a bibliography of Schele's courses and a set of Scheleana, written stories of "the Rabbit lady" by means 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 kingdom of Mayan experiences on the flip of the twenty first century and as a tribute to the outstanding character who guided a wide a part of that archaeological study for greater than decades.

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