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Kukulcan's realm: urban life at ancient Mayapán

dc.contributor.authorPeraza Lope, Carlos, author
dc.contributor.authorMasson, Marilyn A., author
dc.contributor.authorHare, Timothy S., author
dc.contributor.authorUniversity Press of Colorado, publisher
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references and index.
dc.description.abstractWith contributions by Timothy S. Hare, Kukulcan's Realm chronicles the fabric of socioeconomic relationships and religious practice that bound the Postclassic Maya city of Mayapán's urban residents together for nearly three centuries. Presenting results of ten years of household archaeology at the city, including field research and laboratory analysis, the book discusses the social, political, economic, and ideological makeup of this complex urban center. Masson and Peraza Lope's detailed overview provides evidence of a vibrant market economy that played a critical role in the city's political and economic success. They offer new perspectives from the homes of governing elites, secondary administrators, affluent artisans, and poorer members of the service industries. Household occupational specialists depended on regional trade for basic provisions that were essential to crafting industries, sustenance, and quality of life. Settlement patterns reveal intricate relationships of households with neighbors, garden plots, cultivable fields, thoroughfares, and resources. Urban planning endeavored to unite the cityscape and to integrate a pluralistic populace that derived from hometowns across the Yucatan peninsula.--Provided by publisher.
dc.description.tableofcontentsChapter 1. Archaeological investigations of an ancient urban place / Marilyn A. Masson and Carlos Peraza Lope -- Chapter 2. Politics and monumental legacies / Carlos Peraza Lope and Marilyn A. Masson -- Chapter 3. An outlying temple, hall, and elite residence / Carlos Peraza Lope and Marilyn A. Masson -- Chapter 4. The urban cityscape / Timothy S. Hare, Marilyn A. Masson, and Carlos Peraza Lope -- Chapter 5. The social mosaic / Marilyn A. Masson, Timothy S. Hare, and Carlos Peraza Lope -- Chapter 6. The economic foundations / Marilyn A. Masson and Carlos Peraza Lope -- Chapter 7. Religious practice / Carlos Peraza Lope and Marilyn A. Masson -- Chapter 8. Militarism, misery, and collapse / Marilyn A. Masson and Carlos Peraza Lope -- Chapter 9. Recognizing complexity in urban life / Marilyn A. Masson and Carlos Peraza Lope.
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dc.subject.lcshMayas -- Urban residence -- Mexico -- Mayapan
dc.subject.lcshMaya architecture -- Mexico -- Mayapan
dc.subject.lcshMayas -- Mexico -- Mayapan -- Antiquties
dc.subject.lcshExcavations (Archaeology) -- Mexico -- Mayapan
dc.subject.lcshMayapan Site (Mexico)
dc.subject.lcshMayapan (Mexico) -- Antiquities
dc.titleKukulcan's realm: urban life at ancient Mayapán


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