DECLINE OF THE MAYAN EMPIRE, THE

DECLINE OF THE MAYAN EMPIRE, THE

    Price: $210.00

    Code: 1718

    Directed by Marcos Nelson Suarez
    2001, 27 minutes
    Purchase: $210 Classroom Rental: $55

    This video chronicles the history of the Mayans, the most sophisticated civilization among pre-Columbian societies. Using interviews with anthropologists and archaeologists, spectacular scenes of the remains of Mayan temples and pyramids, illustrations of pottery, ceramics and other art works, and re-creations of Mayan life, the video traces the development of Mayan society through its various historical periods in two distinct geographic areas, outlines some of its major accomplishments, and suggests reasons for its eventual collapse.

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    "This visually beautiful documentary chronicles the history of the pre-Colombian Mayan culture of Mesoamerica., once geographically located in five Central American countries Interviews with several archeologists and one anthropologist are interspersed with the narration. Each expert discusses the uniqueness of the Mayan culture and presents theories about its decline. This is a valuable resource for middle and high school students studying ancient civilizations and culture."
    (School Library Journal).