1st Edition

The Ruins of Time Four and a Half Centuries of Conquest and Discovery Among the Maya

By David Adamson Copyright 1975

    The Ruins of Time (1975) examines the conquest of the Maya by the Spanish, the discoveries and adventures of the first travellers among them, the dramatic journeys of Victorian archaeologists and explorers and also contemporary attempts to unravel Maya hieroglyphs.

    Part 1. Conquest  1. The Strength of Darkness  2. The Land of Maiam  3. The Conquest Begins  4. The Maya Crushed  5. ‘Are They Not Men?’  6. Beneath the Vines, Beneath the Trees  7. The Fall of Tayasal  Part 2. Exploration  8. A Lost City Rediscovered  9. The Race to Palenque  10. Incidents of Travel  11. The Cruzob, People of the Cross  12. The Greatest Discovery  13. La Cité Lorillard  14. The Epigraphers  15. Lords of the Jaguar Mat  16. A Foot-Soldier of Anthropology


    David Adamson