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Author Shaw, Justine M., 1971-

Title White roads of the Yucatán : changing social landscapes of the Yucatec Maya / Justine M. Shaw
Published Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (x, 226 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The ancient Maya and their sacbeob -- Ichmul and its sacbe system -- Yo'okop and its sacbe system -- The sacbe constructed -- Types of sacbeob -- Sacbe system variability -- Functions of sacbeob -- Explaining sacbe presence and absence -- Sacbeob as a terminal classic phenomenon in the Cochuah region -- Explaining sacbe system variability in the Cochuah region
Summary "In White Roads of the Yucatan, author Justine Shaw presents original field data collected with the Cochuah Regional Archaeological Survey at two ancient Maya sites, Ichmul and Yo'okop. Both centers chose to invest enormous resources in the construction of monumental roadways during a time of social and political turmoil in the Terminal Classic period. Shaw carefully examines why it was at this point - and no other - that the settlements made such a decision. She argues that both settlements used the sacbeob as a method of socially integrating the largest, most diverse and dispersed population in the Cochuah region. She further demonstrates that their use of the sacbeob, in concert with other innovative strategies, allowed Ichmul and Yo'okop to outlast many of the sites that they may have sought to emulate and to flourish during a time of tremendous sociopolitical and economic change."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-220) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Maya roads -- Mexico -- Yucatán (State)
Mayas -- Mexico -- Yucatán (State) -- Antiquities
Mayas -- Commerce -- Mexico -- Yucatán (State)
Maya roads
Mayas -- Antiquities
Mayas -- Commerce
Yo'okop Site (Mexico)
Ichmul (Mexico) -- Antiquities
Yucatán (Mexico : State) -- Antiquities
Mexico -- Ichmul
Mexico -- Yo'okop Site
Mexico -- Yucatán (State)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780816548880