Copán: The History of an Ancient Maya Kingdom
School of American Research, 2005 - Social Science - 492 pages
This volume collects leading scholarship on one of the most important archaeological complexes in the ancient Maya world. The authors--internationally renowned experts who participated in the long-running Copan Acropolis Archaeological Project--address enduring themes in Maya archaeology. In addition to site-specific breakthroughs involving dynastic sequences, epigraphy, and chronologies, these essays explore questions of broad interest to archaeologists and other anthropologists, including state formation, architecture and space, and the relationship between history and archaeology as well as among archaeology, epigraphy, and iconography.
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Contributions and Controversies in the Archaeology
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Acbi Acropolis Agurcia Fasquelle Ajaw Altar Q Andrews and Fash archaeological architectural associated Barbara Fash buildings burial buried Calakmul carved central century ceramic chapter Classic Maya Classic period collapse complex Coner construction Copan Acropolis Copan pocket Copan Valley Copdn Court Courtyard deity dynasty Early Acropolis Early Classic east elite evidence excavations facade Fash figure floor founder Freter glyph Grube Hieroglyphic Stairway Hunal iconography impinged-bone indicate individuals inscriptions K'awil K'inich Yax K'uk Las Sepulturas Late Classic Linda Schele lineage maize Margarita masonry Mesoamerican monuments motifs Motmot Nikolai Grube Palenque Pasaj platform Plaza political population probably Quirigua refer reign residential Rio Amarillo ritual Rosalila royal Ruler 12 sculpture settlement model Sharer shrine side soil Span Stela stone Structure Stuart stucco substructure suggests temple Teotihuacan Tikal tion Tlaloc tomb Traxler vaulted Viel volume Waxaklajun Webster Willey Wingard Witik Yax Pasaj's Yehnal