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Pathways to Complexity: A View from the Maya Lowlands

M. Kathryn Brown and George J. III Bey (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813054841
eISBN:
9780813053332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054841.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Pathways to Complexity synthesizes a wealth of new archaeological data to illuminate the origins of Maya civilization and the rise of Classic Maya culture. In this volume, prominent Maya scholars ... More


Ritual Practice, Urbanization, and Sociopolitical Organization at Preclassic Ceibal, Guatemala

Melissa Burham, Takeshi Inomata, Daniela Triadan, and Jessica MacLellan

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/9780813066226.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

In Chapter 4, Melissa Burham and colleagues examine urban growth, monumentality, and local community formation during the Late Preclassic period at Ceibal, Guatemala. Rather than focusing on the ... More


E Groups and the Rise of Complexity in the Southeastern Maya Lowlands

Arlen F. Chase and Diane Z. Chase

in Maya E Groups: Calendars, Astronomy, and Urbanism in the Early Lowlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054353
eISBN:
9780813053226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054353.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

How the ancient Maya used E Groups needs to be derived from the archaeological record. Research undertaken in the southeast Petén of Guatemala has revealed a concentration of over 150 E Groups in the ... More


A Discussion of Early Monumentality at Pacbitun, Belize

Terry G. Powis, George J. Micheletti, Jon Spenard, and Sheldon Skaggs

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/9780813066226.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Powis and his colleagues have gathered significant information about the Middle Preclassic period at Pacbitun, data which speak to the broader subject of architectural monumentality. In Chapter 13, ... More


Agricultural Practices at Chan: Farming and Political Economy In an Ancient Maya Community

Cynthia Robin

in Chan: An Ancient Maya Farming Community

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039831
eISBN:
9780813043753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039831.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter explores the terrace agriculture and complex agricultural practices of Maya farmers at Chan. Stratigraphic excavations illustrate that terrace agriculture at Chan has a long history ... More


Agriculture and Monumentality in the Soconusco Region of Chiapas, Mexico

Robert M. Rosenswig

in Early New World Monumentality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Using the site of Cuauhtémoc in the Soconusco as a starting point, I examine the earliest monumental architecture in Mesoamerica. In 1600 bce, Cuauhtémoc began an 800-year occupation as a local ... More


Early Olmec Wetland Mounds: Investing Energy to Produce Energy

Ann Cyphers and Judith Zurita-Noguera

in Early New World Monumentality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038087
eISBN:
9780813043128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038087.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter surveys specific types of early monumental constructions at the regional Olmec capital of San Lorenzo, Veracruz, and their temporal relationship to the evidence for social and economic ... More


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

Marilyn A. Masson, David A. Freidel, and Arthur A. Demarest (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813066295
eISBN:
9780813058436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066295.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

A timely synthesis of the latest research and perspectives on ancient Maya economics, this volume illuminates the sophistication and intricacy of economic systems in the Preclassic period, Classic ... More


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