Learn about one of the most magnificent, but misunderstood civilizations of the ancient world – the ancient Maya.
The Maya created one of the most sophisticated civilizations in the ancient world. Their achievements in the arts and sciences, along with their complex social, political and economic systems, make them one of the most remarkable culture groups in the Precolumbian Americas. These people used an intricate calendar system, complex hieroglyphic writing, created some of the largest pyramids in the world, played a form of ballgame that is like no other and most importantly, gave us chocolate! This course will provide you with an overview of the history and culture of the Maya. We will trace the culture’s development from its earliest beginnings to its cultural fluorescence focusing on the social, political, economic and ideological development of the society as well as the magnificent art, architecture, calendar and writing system.
Professor: Ron Webb (abre em nova janela)
Instituição: Temple University (abre em nova janela)
Língua ministrada: Inglês
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