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Remarkable remains of the ancient peoples of Guatemala

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Published by University of Oklahoma Press in Norman .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Guatemala,
  • Guatemala.
    • Subjects:
    • Mayas -- Guatemala -- Antiquities.,
    • Maya architecture -- Guatemala.,
    • Mayas -- Guatemala -- Antiquities -- Pictorial works.,
    • Maya architecture -- Guatemala -- Pictorial works.,
    • Guatemala -- Antiquities.,
    • Guatemala -- Antiquities -- Pictorial works.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-238) and index.

      Other titlesRemarkable remains
      Statementby Jacques VanKirk and Parney Bassett-VanKirk.
      ContributionsBassett-VanKirk, Parney, 1932-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF1445 .V36 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 243 p. :
      Number of Pages243
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL971853M
      ISBN 100806128666
      LC Control Number96008668


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The Maya world, which covers Guatemala, Belize, and parts of Mexico, Honduras, and El Salvador, contains over a hundred ancient sites that. In the sixteenth century, the territory immediately to the south of Mexico, which is now the Republic of Guatemala, was inhabited by various independent nations which were descended from the ancient Maya, founders of the remarkable civilization whose remains are to be found throughout northern Guatemala and western Honduras, in Chiapas, and in.

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Other people with power included creoles, people who were born in the New World but were of Spanish descent. At the very bottom were full-blooded Indians. According to some archeologists, Guatemala has the oldest recorded human history in Central America, with some evidence of human existence going back to 18, BC.

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