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Author Guderjan, Thomas H.

Title The nature of an ancient Maya city : resources, interaction, and power at Blue Creek, Belize / Thomas H. Guderjan
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (x, 169 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Caribbean archaeology and ethnohistory
Caribbean archaeology and ethnohistory.
Contents Public architecture, ritual, and temporal dynamics -- The spatial arrangement of a Maya city -- Diversity of power and authority in a Maya city -- Agriculture as Blue Creek's economic base -- The importance of trade and commerce at Blue Creek -- Power and authority at Blue Creek -- Addressing some large and small issues
Summary For two millennia, the site now known as Blue Creek in northwestern Belize was a Maya community that became an economic and political center that included some 15,000-20,000 people at its height. Fairly well protected from human destruction, the site offers the full range of city components including monumental ceremonial structures, elite and non-elite residences, ditched agricultural fields, and residential clusters just outside the core. Since 1992, a multi-disciplinary, multi-national research team has intensively investigated Blue Creek in an integrated study of the dynamic structure and
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-165) and index
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Subject Urban Mayas -- Hondo River Region (Guatemala, Mexico, and Belize)
Mayas -- Hondo River Region (Guatemala, Mexico, and Belize) -- Antiquities
Maya architecture -- Hondo River Region (Guatemala, Mexico, and Belize)
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Hondo River Region (Guatemala, Mexico, and Belize)
Excavations (Archaeology)
Maya architecture
Mayas -- Antiquities
Urban Mayas
Blue Creek Ruin (Belize)
Hondo River Region (Guatemala, Mexico, and Belize)
Belize -- Blue Creek Ruin
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780817381929