Maya Cities and Sacred Caves
Maya Cities and Sacred Caves: A Guide to the Maya Sites of Belize, is a beautifully illustrated book that will appeal to students, visitors and anyone interested in learning about the wonders and achievements of ancient maya civilization. This introduction to the history and culture of the maya and their predecessors presents a fascinating overview of how climatic events, trade and warfare influenced these early peoples. The book also contains a descriptive chronology of Mesoamerica from Paleo-Indian times to the aftermath of the Spanish conquest. The up-to-date descriptions of Belize's archaeological sites serve as an excellent guide to the ancient cities and sacred caves of the eastern Maya lowlands.
About the Author
Dr. Jaime Awe is Director of Belize's Institute of Archaeology. After receiving his Ph.D. at the University of London, England, in 1992, he taught at Trent University in Ontario, Canada, then at the University of New Hampshire (U.S.A.), and is presently at Galen University in Belize. He has conducted Archaeological research at Caledonia, Pacbitun, Cahal Pech, and Baking Pot, and at Actun Tunichil Muknal, Che Chem Ha Cave, Barton Creek Cave, and Actun Uayazba Kab. From 2000 to 2004 he conducted excavations and conservation at Caracol, Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, Altun Ha and Lamai. Dr. Awe lives in San Ignacio, and continues to conduct archaeological investigations across the country of Belize.
Paperback: 103 pages
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.1 x 0.3 inche