National Geographic investigates ancient maya : archaeology unlocks the secrets to the Maya's past

by Harris, Nathaniel, 1937-

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Non-Fiction Collection j F1435.H36 2008
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j F1435.H36 2008
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Summary
As Europe endured its Dark Ages, the Maya mapped the heavens and mastered mathematics. They constructed vast cities in jungle landscapes, leaving legacies in stone at places like Palenque and Uxmal. In overgrown sites, archaeologists now piece together this civilization with the aid of satellite technology. Modern-day experts provide windows into the Mayan world by interpreting ancient messages, inscribed for future generations.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "From the National Geographic Investigates series, this attractive book introduces early Maya culture through archaeological research. Opening features include a time line of Mesoamerican history, brief discussions of major periods, and a clear map showing Maya civilization during those periods and the locations of major archaeological sites. The chapters that follow consider questions about Maya life from ancient times to the present. A lively two-page interview with an archaeologist offers an intriguing look at a career many children find fascinating. Numerous excellent color photos illustrate the text, along with a few drawings and paintings, too.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series National Geographic investigates.
Subjects Mayas -- Antiquities.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Central America.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Mexico.
Central America -- Antiquities.
Mexico -- Antiquities.
Publisher Washington, DC :National Geographic,2008
Other Titles Anciet Maya
Contributors Graham, Elizabeth, 1941-
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Language English
Description 64 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 60) and index.
ISBN 9781426302275 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1426302274 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781426302282 (library binding : alk. paper)
1426302282 (library binding : alk. paper)
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