Copán: The History of an Ancient Maya Kingdom

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School of American Research, 2005 - Social Science - 492 pages
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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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Figures
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Political Ecology Political Economy and the Culture
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William L. Fash is professor of archaeology and ethnology and director of the Peabody Museum at Harvard University.
Mary E. Lyons is the author of more than fifteen children's books, including Sorrow's Kitchen: The Life and Folklore of Zora Neale Hurston (Aladdin, 1993), Letters from a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs (Simon Pulse, 1996), and Feed the Children First: Irish Memories of the Great Hunger
(Atheneum, 2002).

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