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The University of Maine    
 
    
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

ANT 476 - The Ancient Maya


Examines the origins and development of ancient Maya civilization beginning with precursors to Maya culture in the first two millennia BC and ending with the final conquest of the last independent Maya kingdom in 1697.  Among the topics covered will be the rise of complex society in the Maya region, the history of individual Maya city-states and rulers, social and political organization, art and religion, craft production and economy, commoner life, hieroglyphic writing, human-environment dynamics, and the Classic Maya collapse.

General Education Requirements: Satisfies the General Education Writing Intensive Requirement.

Prerequisites: ANT 101 or ANT 170 or ANT 207 or Permission

Course Typically Offered: Variable

Credits: 3