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Ancient Maya: The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization

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Subject  Ancient history
ISBN  978-0-521-59224-6
Author  Arthur Demarest
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Language  English
Published in English  9 December 2004
Originally published  9 December 2004
Published in english  9 December 2004
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Publisher  Cambridge University Press
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Ancient Maya: The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization (2004), an archaeological book written about the ancient Maya civilization. It was written by Arthur Demarest, Ingram Professor of Anthropology at Vanderbilt University, Tennessee.

The book discusses the complex lifestyle and amazing political history of the Maya states, from the first to eighth centuries. It also gives an explanation of the mystery of the ninth-century abandonment of most of the great rainforest cities. It goes on to conclude that the Maya civilization has lessons for civilization today.

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