Sharer gives the reader an exhaustive account on studies on the Maya. Besides in depth studies of various archaeological sites, updates of epigraphic studies are also included. A must read for those wanting to know about the Maya.
Splendid, complete and outstanding. The Ancient Maya has all you need to know to start with this ancient civilization. Its the starting point to an undless passion and enigma to proceed. You'll get addicted and become imediately a Mayanist. Congratulations to the authors and reviewers.
The only problem is that they put loads of stickers on it saying various things like 'used' and where it was from and then when I took them off they left marks so ideally please can you just put the stickers on a piece of paper inside the book rather than on the cover, spine and back. Otherwise great quality for 'good' specification seems almost new, apart from the mildly irritating variety of stickers....
It is hard to see how this book, which has run to numerous editions, could be improved upon as an objective account of one of the world's great civilisations. Strongly recommended to anyone who has been to Central America and seriously wants to know more.