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The Use and Representation of Cacao During the Classic Period at Copan, Honduras

Cameron L. McNeil, W. Jeffrey Hurst, and Robert J. Sharer

in Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029535
eISBN:
9780813039503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029535.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter discusses the use and representation of cacao in Copan, Honduras, during the Classic period. Cacao in Copan, Honduras, played a significant role in rituals. In the mountains of the Copan ... More


Salt Production and Sea-Level Rise

Heather Mckillop

in Salt: White Gold of the Ancient Maya

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813025117
eISBN:
9780813039497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813025117.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines the impact of the rise of the sea-level on the civilization especially on the salt production and salt works of Punta Ycacos during the Late Classic Maya period. The discovery ... More


Formative to Classic in Central Mexico

David M. Carballo

in Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexico

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190251062
eISBN:
9780190251086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251062.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

The chapter provides a broad synthesis of over one millennia of central Mexican prehistory spanning the Formative and Classic periods, with particular focus on the later Formative (ca. 600 BC—AD 100) ... More


The Beautiful, the Bad, and the Ugly: Aesthetics and Morality in Maya Figurines

Rhonda Taube and Karl Taube

in Mesoamerican Figurines: Small-Scale Indices of Large-Scale Social Phenomena

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033303
eISBN:
9780813039350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033303.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

While the notion of aesthetics in European philosophy accounts for a branch of metaphysics that encompasses the laws of refined visual taste, these are comparable to Maya notions of visually pleasing ... More


Killing the “Kings of Stone”: The Defacement of Classic Maya Monuments

Eleanor Harrison-Buck

in Ritual, Violence, and the Fall of the Classic Maya Kings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062754
eISBN:
9780813051178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062754.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

David Stuart (1996) argues that monuments depicting Maya kings were not just elite portraits, but extensions of the royal self-engaged in ongoing ritual performance. These “kings of stone” were ... More


The Life and Afterlife of the Classic Period Piedras Negras Kingdom

Charles Golden, Andrew K. Scherer, Melanie Kingsley, Stephen D. Houston, and Héctor Escobedo

in Ritual, Violence, and the Fall of the Classic Maya Kings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062754
eISBN:
9780813051178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062754.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter seeks the causes and forms of political collapse at the royal Maya center of Piedras Negras, Guatemala by reconnecting the community of the Terminal Classic period (c. AD 800–900) with ... More


Ancient Maya Cities of the Eastern Lowlands

Brett A. Houk

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060637
eISBN:
9780813050973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060637.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Within a challenging tropical environment, a remarkable urban tradition developed and flourished as an element of ancient Maya culture. This book is about the cities of the eastern lowlands, a small ... More


Honduran Figurines and Whistles in Social Context: Production, Use, and Meaning in the Ulúa Valley

Jeanne Lopiparo and Julia A. Hendon

in Mesoamerican Figurines: Small-Scale Indices of Large-Scale Social Phenomena

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033303
eISBN:
9780813039350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033303.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

A wide collection of ceramic figural artifacts were found during the excavations held at the northwestern Honduras' lower Ulúa valley at five Late to Terminal Classic period sites. To be able to ... More


Salt-Production Equipment

Heather Mckillop

in Salt: White Gold of the Ancient Maya

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813025117
eISBN:
9780813039497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813025117.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter discusses salt-production equipment prevalent in Punta Ycacos salt production sites during the Late Classic period. In this chapter, the artifacts discovered at Punta Ycacos are ... More


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