Further Readings

Here, you’ll find a list of reliable resources on the Maya, the Americas, Archaeology and Anthropology.

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Recommended Books on the Maya

Robert Sharer and Loa Traxler
2005 The Ancient Maya. Stanford University Press.

Arthur Demarest
2004 Ancient Maya: The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization. Cambridge University Press.

Michael Coe
2015 The Maya. Thames and Hudson

Traci Ardren
2002 Ancient Maya Women. AltaMira Press

Michael D. Coe and Mark Van Stone.
2005 Reading the Maya Glyphs. Thames and Hudson

Michael D. Coe,
2011 Breaking the Maya Code. Thames and Hudson

Simon Martin and Nikolai Grube
2000 Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya. Thames and Hudson

Dennis Tedlock
1985 The Popul Vuh. Touchstone

Mary Ellen Miller and Megan E. Neil
2014 Maya Art and Architecture. Thames and Hudson

Linda Schele and Mary Ellen Miller,
1986 The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art, Kimbell Art Museum

Andrea Stone and Marc Zender
2011 Reading Maya Art: A Hieroglyphic Guide to Ancient Maya Painting and Sculpture. Thames and Hudson

Michael Coe and Justin Kerr
1997 The Art of the Maya Scribe. Thames and Hudson

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Other Books on the Americas


Susan Toby Evans
2013 Ancient Mexico and Central America: Archaeology and Culture History. Thames and Hudson.

Michael Smith
2011 The Aztecs. Blackwell Publishing.

Richard Townsend
2000 The Aztecs. Thames and Hudson.

Michael Coe
2013 Mexico. Thames and Hudson

Michael Coe
2013 The True History of Chocolate. Thames and Hudson


South America

Angela Thompson
2006 Textiles of Central and South America. The Crowood Press.

Terence D’Altroy
2002 The Incas. Blackwell Publishing

Michael Moseley
2012 The Incas and their Ancestors: The Archaeology of Peru. Thames and Hudson

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Books on Archaeology

Brian Fagan
2010 World Prehistory: A Brief Introduction. Prentice Hall.

Colin Renfrew and Paul Bahn
2011 Archaeology Essentials: Theories, Methods and Practice. Thames and Hudson

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Books on Anthropology

Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff
1996 The Forest Within: The World-View of the Tukano Amazonian Indians, Themis Books

Pamela Moro and James Myers
2012 Magic, Witchcraft and Religion: A Reader in the Anthropology of Religion. McGraw Hill

Rebecca Stein and Phillip Stein
2010 The Anthropology of Religion, Magic and Witchcraft. Prentice Hall

Conrad Phillip Kottak
2013 Mirror for Humanity: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. McGraw Hill

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