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Maya worldviews at conquest
Great Maya droughts in cultural context: case studies in resilience and vulnerability, The
In The Great Maya Droughts in Cultural Context, contributors reject the popularized link between societal collapse and drought in Maya civilization, arguing that a series of periodic collapses," including the infamous ...
Classic Maya polities of the southern lowlands: integration, interaction, dissolution
Classic Maya Polities of the Southern Lowlands investigates Maya political and social structure in the southern lowlands, assessing, comparing, and interpreting the wide variation in Classic period Maya polity and city ...
Maya narrative arts
Author(s):Bassie-Sweet, Karen; Hopkins, Nicholas A.
A comprehensive and innovative analysis of the principles of Classic Maya narrative arts and applying those principles to major Palenque monuments. Demonstrating recent methodological shifts in the examination of art and ...
Inconstant landscape: the Maya kingdom of El Zotz, Guatemala, An
Six years of archaeological survey around the Maya kingdom of El Zotz a complex picture of a dynamic landscape that experienced numerous fluctuations over the course of 2000 years of occupation-it serves as a test-case of ...
Human adaptation in ancient Mesoamerica: empirical approaches to Mesoamerican archaeology
"From the hydrological engineering behind Teotihuacan's layout, to the complexities of agriculture and sustainability in the Maya lowlands, to the nuanced history of abandonment along different lineages and households in ...
Ancient Maya commerce: multidisciplinary research at Chunchucmil
Using a variety of evidence--archaeological, botanical, geomorphological, and soil-based--contributors show how Chunchucmil, Yucatan, Mexico was a major center for both short and long distance trade, integrating the ...
On being Maya and getting by: heritage politics and community development in Yucatán
Author(s):Taylor, Sarah R.
An ethnographic study of the two Ek' Balams-the notable archaeological site and the adjacent village-of the Yucatan Peninsula. When the archaeological site became a tourist destination, the village became a community-based ...
Seeking conflict in Mesoamerica: operational, cognitive, and experiential approaches
Focuses on the conflicts of the Maya, providing a holistic history of hostilities, and comparing them to neighboring Mesoamerican villages. Explores varied stories of past conflicts through artifacts, texts, and images. ...
Hinterland households: rural agrarian household diversity in northwest Honduras
Author(s):Douglass, John G.
The rural sector of agrarian societies has historically been viewed as composed of undifferentiated households primarily interested in self-sufficiency. In more recent times, households have been seen as more diverse than ...