Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
The Technology of Maya Civilization: Political Economy Amd Beyond in Lithic Studies

The Technology of Maya Civilization: Political Economy Amd Beyond in Lithic Studies (Hardback)

Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock


The ancient Maya shaped their world with stone tools. Lithic artifacts helped create the cityscape and were central to warfare and hunting, craft activities, cooking, and ritual performance. 'The Technology of Maya Civilization' examines Maya lithic artefacts made of chert, obsidian, silicified limestone, and jade to explore the relationship between ancient civilizations and natural resources. The volume presents case studies of archaeological sites in Guatemala, Mexico, Belize, and Honduras. The analysis draws on innovative anthropological theory to argue that stone artefacts were not merely cultural products but tools that reproduced, modified, and created the fabric of society.

Zachary X. Hruby is an Instructor in the Department of Anthropology, Humboldt State University, California. With Rowan Flad, he is the editor of Rethinking Specialization in Complex Societies: Archaeological Analysis of the Social Meaning of Production (2007, American Anthropological Association). In addition to being a lithic analyst, Hruby is also known as a Mayan epigrapher. Hruby has worked at the Maya site of Piedras Negras, Guatemala, and is currently the Director of the Proyecto Costa Caribe. Geoffrey E. Braswell is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego. He has also taught at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala and the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan. Braswell is the editor of The Maya and Teotihuacan: Reinterpreting Early Classic Interaction (2003, University of Texas Press). Braswell has conducted archaeological field work at Copan, (Honduras), Chichen Itza (Mexico), and at numerous sites in Guatemala. He is currently the Director of the Pusilha Archaeological Project, Belize. Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos is the Curator of the Museo Popol Vuh, Universidad de Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala. With Stephen Houston and David Stuart, he is the co-editor of The Decipherment of Ancient Maya Writing (2001, University of Oklahoma Press). Chinchilla is known for his extensive archaeological and iconographic work in Pacific Guatemala, particularly as the director of several projects in the Cotzumalhuapa region. Chinchilla has also published extensively on Maya hieroglyphs.

More books by Zachary X. Hruby

More books by Geoffrey E. Braswell

More books by Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Second Class Available free for ALL orders. No charge for each additional book. 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Written in Stone: Papers on the...
Ruth Shaffrey
By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean: The...
Barry Cunliffe
On the Ocean: The Mediterranean and...
Barry Cunliffe
Isotopic Investigations of ...
Alicia R. Miller; Cheryl Makarewicz
Latest Blog
Caroline Taggart on Why Punctuation Can be Surprisingly Exciting

Caroline Taggart explains the versatility of punctuation.

Under the Knife: Recreating the Grimy World of Victorian Surgery

Lindsey describes how she made the trailer for her debut The Butchering Art in order to see how the sights, sounds, and smells of this gruesome period in medical history would translate onto the screen.

The Sky Doesn't Have to be Blue: Steve Antony on Life as a Colour Blind Illustrator

Steve explains what it's like to be a colour blind illustrator and why the sky doesn't have to be blue.

View all Blog Entries
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd