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Tikal, twin-pyramid complex, erected 771

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Description: The Art and Architecture of Ancient America: The Mexican, Maya and Andean Peoples
The Classic Maya peoples produced objects both of use and of pleasure with tools of stone alone. The Marxist stereotype, that cultural behaviour is determined by the instruments of production, finds no confirmation in Maya art. Its forms, though comparable to those made by the metal-using civilizations of Mediterranean antiquity, belong technologically to much older, Neolithic horizons of prehistory. …
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Related print edition pages: pp.201-243

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