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All the World’s a Stage: The Late Classic Built Environment of Chan Chich, Belize

Brett A. Houk and Ashley Booher

in Approaches to Monumental Landscapes of the Ancient Maya

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066226
eISBN:
9780813058375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066226.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Approaching monumentality and politics at an epicentral-scale, Houk and Ashley Booher use a site-planning approach in chapter 8 to argue that the Late Classic rulers of Chan Chich, Belize designed ... More


Commerce, Redistribution, Autarky, and Barter: The Multitiered Urban Economy of El Perú–Waka’, Guatemala

Keith Eppich

in The Real Business of Ancient Maya Economies: From Farmers' Fields to Rulers' Realms

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813066295
eISBN:
9780813058436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066295.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines the material patterning of ceramic recovered from the ruin of the ancient Maya city of El Perú-Waka’. The patterns from different household assemblages indicate shifting ... More


Caracol’s Impact on the Landscape of the Classic Period Maya: Urbanism and Complex Interaction in a Tropical Environment

Diane Z. Chase, Arlen F. Chase, and Adrian S. Z. Chase

in Approaches to Monumental Landscapes of the Ancient Maya

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066226
eISBN:
9780813058375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066226.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Diane Chase and colleagues discuss one of the largest Classic-period Maya sites that ever existed, Caracol, Belize, in Chapter 6. Using over 30 years of data from the site, the authors examine four ... 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


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


The Cultural and Political Landscape of Pre-Contact Coba

Jessica Joyce Christie

in Earth Politics and Intangible Heritage: Three Case Studies in the Americas

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780813066936
eISBN:
9780813067148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066936.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Reconstructs the cultural landscape of the Late Classic, Terminal Classic, and Postclassic city of Coba as well as the history of the Yucatan peninsula through archaeology and historical documents.


Mayapán’s Chen Mul Modeled Effigy Censers: Iconography and Archaeological Context

Susan Milbrath and Carlos Peraza Lope

in Ancient Maya Pottery: Classification, Analysis, and Interpretation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042367
eISBN:
9780813043487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042367.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Susan Milbrath and Carlos Peraza discuss the famous Chen Mul Modeled full-figure effigy censers of Mayapán. Variants of these are found across the Maya area in the Late Postclassic; in an article we ... More


The Ancient Maya Economic Landscape of Caracol, Belize

Diane Z. Chase and Arlen F. Chase

in The Real Business of Ancient Maya Economies: From Farmers' Fields to Rulers' Realms

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813066295
eISBN:
9780813058436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066295.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The economies of the ancient Maya did not exist in vacuums; rather they were interconnected to each other. This chapter details the way in which one of these economies functioned during the Late ... More


Large-Scale Production of Basic Commodities at Salinas de los Nueve Cerros, Guatemala: Implications for Ancient Maya Political Economy

Brent K. S. Woodfill

in The Real Business of Ancient Maya Economies: From Farmers' Fields to Rulers' Realms

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813066295
eISBN:
9780813058436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066295.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Salinas de los Nueve Cerros is a major Pre-Columbian Maya city that grew around the only non-coastal salt source in the Maya lowlands. Residents of the city were able to transform the neighborhoods ... More


A Ruler Just Like Me: Status, Power, and Innovation

Markus Eberl

in War Owl Falling: Innovation, Creativity, and Culture Change in Ancient Maya Society

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056555
eISBN:
9780813053486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056555.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 5 addresses how power and status affect innovation. Earlier approaches considered status as an objective measure of the innovative spirit. These models fail to capture the more complex ... More


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