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E Groups and Ancestors: The Sunrise of Complexity at Xunantunich, Belize

M. Kathryn Brown

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/9780813054353.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Over time, E Groups come to have a funerary function housing burials of important ancestors. Using the data recovered from the Preclassic Period (1000 BCE-250 CE) E Group at the site of Xunantunich ... More


Belize Valley

Brett A. Houk, Marilyn A. Masson, Michael E. Smith, and John W. Janusek

in Ancient Maya Cities of the Eastern Lowlands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060637
eISBN:
9780813050973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060637.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter describes Xunantunich and El Pilar, two of the largest cities in the Belize Valley. Xunantunich is an important center built on a ridge partially encircled by the Mopan River and known ... More


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