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Title Maya E groups : calendars, astronomy, and urbanism in the early lowlands / edited by David A. Freidel, Arlen F. Chase, Anne S. Dowd, and Jerry Murdock ; foreword by David A. Freidel and Jerry Murdock
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2017
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Description 1 online resource
Series Maya studies
Maya studies.
Contents Preface: on the path of the sun -- E groups: historical perspectives: -- The distribution and significance of E groups: a historical background and introduction / Arlen F. Chase, Anne S. Dowd, and David A. Freidel -- E groups and the rise of complexity in the southeastern Maya lowlands / Arlen F. Chase and Diane Z. Chase -- The astronomy and cosmology of E groups: -- E groups: astronomy, alignments, and Maya cosmology / Anthony F. Aveni and Anne S. Dowd -- The legacy of preclassic calendars and solar observation in Mesoamerica's magic latitude / Susan Milbrath -- The E Group as timescape: early E groups, figurines, and the sacred almanac / Prudence M. Rice -- E groups, cosmology, and the origins of Maya rulership / David A. Freidel -- The archaeology of E groups -- The isthmian origins of the E Group and its adoption in the Maya lowlands / Takeshi Inomata -- A tale of two E groups: El Palmar and Tikal, Petan, Guatemala / James A. Doyle -- The history, function, and meaning of preclassic E groups in the Cival region / Francisco Estrada-Belli -- Time to rule: celestial observation and appropriation among the early Maya / William A. Saturno, Boris Beltrán, and Franco D. Rossi -- Ordinary people and east-west symbolism / Cynthia Robin -- E groups and ancestors: the sunrise of complexity at Xunantunich, Belize / M. Kathryn Brown -- Of apples and oranges: the case of E groups and eastern triadic architectural assemblages in the Belize River Valley / Jaime J. Awe, Julie A. Hoggarth, and James J. Aimers -- The founding of Yaxuná: Place and trade in preclassic Yucatán / Travis W. Stanton -- Founding landscapes in the central Karstic uplands / Kathryn Reese-Taylor -- Conclusion: More than smoke and mirrors: Maya temple precincts and the emergence of religious institutions in Mesoamerica / Anne S. Dowd -- Epilogue: E groups and their significance to the ancient maya / Diane Z. Chase, Patricia A. McAnany, and Jeremy A. Sabloff
Summary "E groups" are not the fifth element but a group of structures in the temple complexes of Classic Maya City centers. In this volume from distinguished researchers of the Classic period, the E groups prove to be more than just records of the sun's passages through the years
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Maya architecture -- Belize River Valley (Guatemala and Belize)
Mayas -- Belize River Valley (Guatemala and Belize)
Mayas -- Belize River Valley (Guatemala and Belize) -- Antiquities.
Belize River Valley (Guatemala and Belize) -- Antiquities.
Form Electronic book
Author Chase, Arlen F. (Arlen Frank), 1953- editor
Dowd, Anne S., editor
Freidel, David A., editor
Murdock, Jerry, editor
ISBN 0813052815 (electronic bk.)
9780813052816 (electronic bk.)