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Sharer, Robert J.

Works: 70 works in 232 publications in 5 languages and 7,287 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Dedicatee, Honoree
Classifications: F1435, 972.81016
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Most widely held works by Robert J Sharer
The ancient Maya by Sylvanus Griswold Morley( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 2,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's Description: The rich findings of recent exploration and research are incorporated in this completely revised and greatly expanded edition of the standard work on the New World's most brilliant native civilization - that of the Maya people of northern Central America and southern Mexico. New field discoveries, new technical advances, new successes in the decipherment of Maya writing, and new theoretical perspectives on the Maya past have made necessary this present edition. It contains some 500 photographs, line drawings, maps, and site maps - about one fourth of which are new
Daily life in Maya civilization by Robert J Sharer( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Popular overview of Maya civilization. Begins with basic observations about archaeology and the Maya, then presents a synthesis of Maya history to provide the context for a topically organized characterization of the Maya cultural tradition. Essentially a streamlined version of author's The ancient Maya, though less detailed and less extensively illustrated"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Discovering our past : a brief introduction to archaeology by Wendy Ashmore( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regional perspectives on the Olmec by Robert J Sharer( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeology : discovering our past by Robert J Sharer( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New theories on the ancient Maya( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prehistory of Chalchuapa, El Salvador( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and Multiple languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamentals of archaeology by Robert J Sharer( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This textbook surveys the techniques, methods, and theoretical frameworks of contemporary prehistoric archaeology. In our presentation we view prehistoric archaeology as an integral part of the larger field of anthropology, conditioned by the historical development, concepts and goals of its parent discipline. While we treat the evolving perspectives of archaeological method and theory, together with their implications for understanding the prehistoric past, the text is not a manifesto for any single doctrine or 'school' within the field. Rather, it seeks to synthesize those aspects of both the 'traditional' and the 'new' archaeology that have contributed significantly to the current status of prehistoric archaeology."--Page ix
Understanding early classic Copan( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quirigua : a classic Maya center & its sculptures by Robert J Sharer( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

River of Gold--Precolumbian treasures from Sitio Conte( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeological investigations in the northern Maya Highlands, Guatemala : interaction and the development of Maya civilization by Robert J Sharer( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quirigua reports( Book )

in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maya ceramics : papers from the 1985 Maya Ceramic Conference by Maya Ceramic Conference( Book )

13 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La civilizacion maya by Robert J Sharer( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in Spanish and English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postclassic Maya : NY54( )

in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 42 documents about the Postclassic Maya covers the time period from 1230 B.P to 480 B.P. (770 A.D. to 1550 A.D.) and the geographic areas of Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico
Classic Maya : NY53( )

in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of 30 documents about the lowland Maya from the time period of 2100 B.P. to 1100 B.P.A comprehensive introduction to the Classic Maya can be found in The ancient Maya by Sharer. Half the documents discuss Cobá, located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The remaining documents provide information on the sites of Tikal, Uaxactún, Kaminaljuyu, Altar de Sacrificios, Seibal and Quiriguá, in Guatemala; Lubaantun in Belize; Dzibilchaltun in the Yucatan Peninsula; and Copán in the southern Mayan lowlands of Honduras
The origins of Maya states by Loa P Traxler( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rather than unified into a single state, the Pre-Columbian Maya were organized into a series of independent kingdoms or polities. The vast majority of studies of Maya states focus on the apogee of their development in the Classic period, ca. 250-850 CE. In fact, Maya states are defined by the specific political structures that characterized Classic period lowland Maya society. The Origins of Maya States is the first study in over 30 years to specifically examine the origins and development of these states during the preceding Preclassic period, ca. 1000 BCE to 250 CE. Coverage includes material signatures for the development of Maya states, evaluations of extant models for the emergence of Maya states, and advancement of new models based on recent archaeological data. Attempts to understand the origins of Maya states cannot escape the limitations of archaeological data, and this is complicated by both the variability of Maya states in time and space, and the interplay between internal development and external impacts. To mitigate these factors, The Origins of Maya States combines an examination of topical issues with regional perspectives from both the Maya area and neighboring Mesoamerican regions to highlight the role of interregional interaction in the evolution of Maya states. At the core of the study the development of complexity during the Preclassic era is discussed within the Maya regions of the Pacific coast, highlands, and lowlands. This is followed by studies of Preclassic economic, social, political, and ideological systems to provide a developmental context for the origins of Maya states"--Provided by publisher
Preclassic archaeological investigations at Chalchuapa, El Salvador : the El Trapiche mound group by Robert J Sharer( )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1985 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Maya by Sylvanus Griswold Morley( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Daily life in Maya civilization
Alternative Names
Robert J. Sharer

Robert Sharer Amerikaans antropoloog (-2012)

Robert Sharer amerikanischer Archäologe

Sharer, Robert J.

Daily life in Maya civilizationDiscovering our past : a brief introduction to archaeologyArchaeology : discovering our pastNew theories on the ancient MayaUnderstanding early classic CopanLa civilizacion maya