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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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ANTHR 6256 - [Maya History]

(crosslisted) ARKEO 6256 , LATA 6256  
     
Fall. Next offered 2018-2019. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Co-meets with ANTHR 4216 /ARKEO 4216 /LATA 4215 .

J. Henderson.

This course is an exploration of Maya understandings of their own history as it is reflected in ancient texts. We will begin by looking at episodes in Colonial and recent history to illustrate some of the ways Maya thinking about history may differ from more familiar genres. We will then review basic aspects of precolumbian Maya writing, but we will focus mainly on analyzing texts from one or more Classic period Maya cities.



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