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AD 750–1100 Climate Change and Critical Transitions in Classic Maya Sociopolitical Networks

Douglas J. Kennett and David A. Hodell

in Megadrought and Collapse: From Early Agriculture to Angkor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199329199
eISBN:
9780190607920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199329199.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

Multiple palaeoclimatic reconstructions point to a succession of major droughts in the Maya Lowlands between AD 750 and 1100 superimposed on a regional drying trend that itself was marked by ... More


Destruction Events and Political Truncation at the Little Kingdom of Minanha, Belize

Sonja A. Schwake and Gyles Iannone

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/9780813062754.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter explores the material record of ritual practice at the little kingdom of Minanha, located in the North Vaca Plateau of west-central Belize. The time period of interest spans roughly a ... More


Signs of the Times: Terminal Classic Surface Deposits and the Fates of Maya Kingdoms in Northwestern Belize

Brett A. Houk

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/9780813062754.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter examines Terminal Classic surface deposits from Dos Hombres, Chan Chich, and La Milpa, all medium-to-large sites in northwestern Belize. In addition to considering the nature and timing ... More


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