|Year of Publication||2015|
|Series Editor||Coe, MD, Houston, S|
|Publisher||Thames & Hudson|
|Palabras clave||Central America -- Antiquities., Indians of Central America -- Antiquities, Indians of Mexico -- Antiquities, Mayas -- Antiquities, Mexico -- Antiquities|
Coe and Houston update this classic, highly readable account of the New World's greatest ancient civilization, incorporating the most recent research in a fast-changing field. New discoveries of spectacular stucco sculptures at El Zotz and Holmul reveal surprising aspects of Maya royalty. Dramatic refinements in dating show that rather than gradual development, there were rapid bursts of building and political formation. Other finds include the discovery in an underwater cavern of the earliest known occupant of the region, the Hoyo Negro girl, and new evidence for the first architecture at Ceibal.