Ancient Maya: The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization
Due to new findings this book is getting a relatively major overhaul and the revised edition will be available late 2016.
By applying a holistic view to the most recent evidence from archaeology, Arthur Demarest brings the lost civilization of rainforest civilization Maya to life. His theoretical interpretation emphasizes both the brilliant rain forest adaptations of the ancient Maya and the Native American spirituality that permeated all aspects of their daily life. Drawing on data from the largest ongoing archaeology projects in Central America, this new study will appeal to anyone interested in the ecological bases of civilization, the function of the state and the causes of the collapse of civilizations.