From the back cover...
Elizabeth Butler is an archeologist with a special gift, one that has made her a popular success and has drawn the disaproval of other scientists who suspect her of being less than serious. Elizabeth can see the past. She can see it everywhere around her, present-day vision overlain by the apparitions of long ago. The ghosts Elizabeth sees never speak to her, never appear to see her at all. But one morning in the Yucatan, as Elizabeth watches ghostly Mayan women drawing water from a long vanished well, one of them turns and speaks to her. For among the ancient Maya, there is on who can see the future.
Now the two women are bound together across time-and as a Mayan Great Cycle draws to a close in both eras, the ancient priestess draws the modern woman closer and closer to madness and tragedy.
A good way to learn a little bit about the Mayan culture with a little mother daughter drama thrown in.
I read this book many years ago and have recommended to others many times. As I recall, it is about an archeologist whose success is at least partly due to the fact that she is able to see into the past. When walking through the jungle/forest she is able to see ancient people (Mayan/Aztec) going about their daily lives, and therefore knows where to dig. The story progresses to include her daughter, their relationship, and also an ancient woman from the past who comes to the present. I highly recommend.