38. Plants of the Petén Itza’ Maya: Plantas de los maya itza’ del Petén

Author(s): Scott Atran, Ximena Lois, Edilberto Ucan Ek’



The Itza' Maya of the Petén in Guatemala preside over a unique rainforest biosphere in danger of disappearing. Equally at risk is their own botanical knowledge, from their own taxonomy to medicinal uses. This is an invaluable reference set for botanists, historians, anthropologists, linguists, ecologists, historians and all medical fields. The book contains a history of the Petén Itza' Maya; explanation of Itza' taxonomy; tables and keys to plant usage; common names in English, Spanish and several indigenous languages; and much more. The accompanying CD-ROM presents this information in a searchable database, along with hundreds of color photos of plants. CD-ROM is Mac/PC compatible. Erratum.

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Publication Information:

Publisher: Museum of Anthropology

Month of Publication: January

Year of Publication: 2004

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

# of Pages: 248

Additional Information:

Price: $50, incl. CD-ROM

ISBN: 978-0-915703-55-5

Monograph Series / Number: Memoirs, 38

Illustrations: 54 illustr.

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