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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 ...
Ruins of the past: the use and perception of abandoned structures in the Maya lowlands
Author(s):Stanton, Travis W.; Magnoni, Aline
From the Formative to the present, Maya peoples have continuously built, altered, abandoned, and re-used structures, imbuing them with new meanings at each transformation. Ruins of the Past is the first volume to focus on ...
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 ...
Memory traces: analyzing sacred space at five Mesoamerican sites
Art historians and archaeologists from the US and Mexico come together to examine the nature of sacred space in Mesoamerica. Contributors explore the process of defining sacred space; how modern Western definitions differ ...
Manufactured light: mirrors in the Mesoamerican realm
Complex and time-consuming to produce, pyrite mirrors stand out among Prehispanic artifacts for their aesthetic beauty, their symbolic implications, and the complexity and skill of their assembly. Manufactured Light presents ...
Interregional interaction in ancient Mesoamerica
Explores the role of interregional interaction in dynamic sociocultural processes that shaped the Pre-Columbian societies of Mesoamerica. Interdisciplinary scholars examine linguistic exchange and borrowing, scribal ...
Anthropomorphic imagery in the Mesoamerican highlands: gods, ancestors, and human beings
Mexican, North American, and European researchers explore the meanings and functions of two-and three-dimensional human representations in pre-Columbian communities of Mexican highlands. They demonstrate the potential of ...