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Tikal

Tikal

by Karl Heider
color, 23 min, 1961



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Tikal, the Mayan ceremonial center in the Peten lowlands of Guatemala, is famous for its pyramids and stelae. But surrounding the monuments, hidden in the jungle, are countless thousands of house mounds where a millennium ago, the worshippers and workers lived. This film focuses on the archaeology of one house mound excavated in 1960, exploring what we can learn from these domestic remains about the people who created and maintained the great intellectual and religious culture that was Classic Mayan.

This Special Edition DVD also features commentary by Karl Heider (26 min) and a narrated pictorial history (9 min) of Heider's career in archaeology and anthropology.

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