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Week 1: The story so far...

Episode 1: The story so far...

This is a (relatively) quick overview of what we've learned so far about the Ancient Maya in class.

Some useful maps

A Maya Timeline

El Castillo, Chichen Itza and The Temple of Inscriptions, Palenque

How does he know this? Mr Ousby's main sources

Primary sources (from the actual times they're describing)

- The four Maya codices: The Madrid Codex, The Dresden Codex, The Paris Codex and the Maya Codex of Mexico. (The actual dates of these codices are heavily debated by Maya scholars)

- 'Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan' by John Lloyd Stephens, illustrated by Frederick Catherwood (1854 edition)

Secondary sources (recent sources about past times)

- 'The Maya' (Ninth Edition) by Michael D. Coe and Stephen Houston (2015)

- 'Jungle of Stone' by William Carlsen (2017)

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