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Author Coe, Michael D.

Title Breaking the Maya code / Michael D. Coe.

Published New York, N.Y. : Thames & Hudson, [1999]
©1999

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  497.4152 COE    AVAILABLE
Edition Rev. ed.
Physical description 304 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-300) and index.
Contents 1 Word Made Visible 13 -- 2 Lords of the Forest 47 -- 3 A Jungle Civilization Rediscovered 73 -- 4 Forefathers: The Dawn of Decipherment 99 -- 5 Age of Thompson 123 -- 6 A New Wind from the East 145 -- 7 Age of Proskouriakoff: The Maya Enter History 167 -- 8 Pacal's People 193 -- 9 Down into Xibalba 218 -- 10 A New Dawn 231 -- 11 A Look Backward, A View Forward 259 -- Appendix A Proskouriakoff's "Suggested Order of Discussion" 278 -- Appendix B Maya Syllabic Chart 280.
Summary Coe's classic inside story of one of the major intellectual breakthroughs of our time--the last decoding of an ancient script--has been updated to reflect the fast-changing advancements in decipherment. 112 illustrations.
Subject Mayan languages -- Writing.
Archaeology -- Mexico -- History.
Archaeology -- Central America -- History.
Mexico -- Antiquities.
Central America -- Antiquities.
ISBN 0500281335 (paperback)

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