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The New Archaeology and the Ancient Maya

Sabloff, Jeremy A.

Henry Holt and Co.

Nowadays, archaeological investigators don't just dig up the past They use high-tech equipment, chemical analyses, sampling strategies, and other modern means to gain a better understanding of why and how cultures change.  Using the study of the Maya as a test case, Jeremy Sabloff shows how the exciting transformation of archaeology is shedding new light on past civilizations.

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1THE GROWTH OF MODERN SCIENTIFIC ARCHAEOLOGY"I'm not particularly interested in ancient objects." This seemingly heretical statement for an archaeologist usually takes aback friends who believe that the best way to entertain me is to show me the local museum. On more than one occasion, I have had to explain that beautiful Classic Maya vases or finely carved jade pendants hold less interest to me--and to many of my colleagues--than the scientific investigation of ideas about why and how ancient cultures like the Maya developed. I do not have dreams of
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