15+ Books about the Maya for Free! [PDF]

We present to you a very important collection, from a historical and cultural point of view. These are books about the Maya in PDF format, where you will find everything related to one of the most outstanding pre-Columbian civilizations of the American continent and whose legacy we can enjoy today in different ways.

The Maya were part of the group of organized and strong peoples that made life in America, but whose advance was stopped by the Spanish colonization. In our books about the Maya you will discover their social and political organization, the religion they practiced, their way of life and their survival activities.

It was a civilization located in Central America, mainly in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico; although it extended to the current countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. They lived there from the 20th century B.C. until the 15th century A.D., when Columbus set foot on American soil and began the colonization process that included economic, political, social and religious domination.

Of the impressive legacy they left behind, the pyramids, monuments, temples and some ruined cities such as Chichen Itza and Palenque, among others, stand out. In addition, their most outstanding characteristics are the following:

  • Their form of economy was agriculture, carried out by peasants in the countryside.
  • They were polytheistic and had the elements of nature as their gods.
  • They built great monuments, relevant for their own and current civilization.
  • They displayed knowledge in astrology, mathematics and written language.
  • Although they were divided into states with autonomous governments, they shared the same religion and traditions.
  • Their social organization was hierarchical, consisting of priests, rulers, nobility, peasants and slaves.

Discover much more by checking out our collection of over 15 books about the Maya in PDF format, available below for free download on any of your electronic devices.

Here we present our complete selection of Books about the Mayas:

1) Maya Creator Gods

Karen Bassie

Source: Mesoweb

2) The Maya

University of South Florida

Source: University of South Florida

3) Sedentism, Specialization, and Economic Activity Among the Lowland Classic Period Maya

Rachel A Horowitz

Source: Squarespace

4) The Collapse of the Classic Maya Kingdoms of the Southwestern Peten: Implications for the End of Classic Maya Civilization

Arthur A Demarest

Source: Mesoweb

5) Round structures in Pre-Columbian Maya Architecture

Jan Szymanski

Source: BazHum of the Polish History Museum

6) The Architectural Context of Caches Burials and Other Ritual Activities for the Classic Period Maya

Diane Z Chase,Arlen F Chase

Source: Caracol org

7) Cacao in Ancient Maya Religion

Simon Martin

Source: Mesoweb

8) Palenque's Settlement Pattern and Social Organization Models

Edwin L Barnhart

Source: Maya Exploration Center

9) Spanish Missionization and Maya Social Structure: Skeletal Evidence for Labor Distribution at Tipu, Belize

Lara Noldner

Source: CORE

10) Maya Civilization (Presentation)

Kelsey Morrow,Morgan Nagel

Source: Kenmore Town of Tonawanda

11) Mayan Religion and Gods (Presentation)

Erin K M

Source: Shillingstone CE Primary School

12) Maya Gods and Religion (Presentation)

St Ambrose Catholic Primary

Source: St Ambrose Catholic Primary

13) Maya Art (Presentation)

Godinton Primary School

Source: Godinton Primary School

14) Mayan Culture (Presentation)

Columbia Public Schools

Source: Columbia Public Schools

15) Maya architecture (Presentation)

Pradeep Kumar Yadav

Source: Bundelkhand University Jhansi

16) Who Were the Maya (Article)

Robert Sharer

Source: Penn Museum

17) The Maya (Article)

Embassy of Mexico in Venezuela

Source: Embassy of Mexico in Venezuela

18) The Mayan Calendar Round Keeping Time (Article)

Exploratorium The Museum of Science

Source: Exploratorium The Museum of Science

19) The Maya and Their Mathematical Exploits (Article)

Nicasio D Serafin

Source: University of Houston

Here ends our selection of free Books about the Maya in PDF format. We hope you liked it and already have your next book!

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