25 Centuries of Timekeeping: Introduction to the Maya Archaeology
|Course ID:||3101-AMTIME||Erasmus code / ISCED:||08.4 / (0222) History and archaeology|
|Course title:||25 Centuries of Timekeeping: Introduction to the Maya Archaeology||Name in Polish:||25 Centuries of Timekeeping: Introduction to the Maya Archaeology|
|Department:||Institute of Archaeology|
|ECTS credit allocation (and other scores):||
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|Type of course:||
(in Polish) w sali
An introduction to the understanding of the Maya culture with its specific geography, chronology, material culture, religion, intellectual achievments, and a geo-political context within the cultural region of Mesoamerica.
Cultural components processed during the course:
- geography of Mesoamerica and the Maya world,
- natural environment,
- chronology (archaic, preclassic, classic, postclassic, and colonial periods),
- abbreviated history of selected sites,
- inner-regional politics of the Maya,
- religion and "cosmovisión",
- writing and art,
- calendar and mathematics,
- architecture, urbanism, "built environment",
- collapses of the Maya culture,
- contemporary Maya.
R. Sharer, L. Traxler: "The Ancient Maya. 6th edition", Stanford 2006
N. Grube (ed.): "Maya. Divine Kings of the Rainforest", 2011
S. Martin, N. Grube: "Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens", London 2008
+ literature given on the go during the semester
|Assessment methods and assessment criteria:||
Activity in class (discussions),
Presence (2 absences acceptable)
Oral exam comprising the covered topics and the given literature.
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