In the realm of Nachan Kan: Postclassic Maya archaeology at Laguna de On, Belize
The prevailing view of the lowland Maya during the Postclassic period (A.D. 1050-1500) has been one of an impoverished, degenerated" society devoid of cultural accomplishment. However, Marilyn A. Masson offers a fresh interpretation of this society as one that represented a complex, sophisticated, extensive organization of semiautonomous units that were closely integrated, yet embraced a decentralized political economy. In the Realm of Nachan Kan opens a window of Postclassic Maya patterns of cultural development and organization through a close examination of the small rural island of Laguna ...
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