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Author Houk, Brett A. (Brett Alan), 1967- author

Title Ancient Maya cities of the Eastern Lowlands / Brett A. Houk ; foreword by Marilyn A. Masson, Michael E. Smith, and John W. Janusek
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 343 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Ancient cities of the new world
Ancient cities of the New World.
Contents Ancient Maya urbanism in the Eastern Lowlands -- Studying Maya cities -- The setting in space and time -- Preclassic foundations -- Southern Belize -- Vaca Plateau and Maya Mountains -- Belize Valley -- Northwestern Belize -- Northern Belize -- Comparisons and urban planning -- Deciphering meaning in Maya cities
Summary Using field reports, data sets and "grey" literature on the many excavated sites, Houk provides a synthesis of archaeological data on the ancient cities of modern Belize for the Classical period and explores their urban planning and built environment. By examining the lowland cities, Houk's work offers balance to the literature on the entire Classic Maya polity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject City planning -- Belize -- History.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Belize.
Indians of Central America -- Belize -- Antiquities.
Indians of Central America -- Belize -- History.
Mayas -- Belize -- Antiquities.
Mayas -- Belize -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Janusek, John Wayne, 1963- author of introduction, etc
Masson, Marilyn A., author of introduction, etc
Smith, Michael Ernest, 1953- author of introduction, etc
ISBN 0813055350 (electronic bk.)
9780813055350 (electronic bk.)