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By Olivia C. Navarro-Farr,Michelle Rich

ISBN-10: 0816530963

ISBN-13: 9780816530960

Archaeology at El Perú-Waka’ is the 1st e-book to summarize long term examine at this significant Maya web site. the result of fieldwork and next analyses performed by means of contributors of the El Perú-Waka’ nearby Archaeological venture are coupled with theoretical methods treating the themes of formality, reminiscence, and tool as deciphered via fabric continues to be came across at Waka’.  The publication is site-centered, but the fifteen wide-ranging contributions supply readers better perception to the richness and complexity of Classic-period Maya tradition, in addition to to the ways that archaeologists think historic peoples negotiated their ritual lives and comprehended their very own pasts.


El Perú-Waka’ is an old Maya urban positioned in present-day northwestern Petén, Guatemala. Rediscovered via petroleum exploration staff within the mid-1960s, it's the biggest recognized archaeological web site within the Laguna del Tigre nationwide Park in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve. The El Perú-Waka’ local Archaeological undertaking initiated medical investigations in 2003, and during excavation and survey, researchers confirmed that Waka’ was once a key political and monetary heart good built-in into Classic-period lowland Maya civilization, and reconstructed many facets of Maya lifestyles and formality job during this historic group. The study special during this quantity offers a wealth of latest, major, and scientifically excavated information, which participants strategy with clean theoretical insights. within the technique, they lay out sound ideas for realizing the ritual manipulation of monuments, landscapes, structures, gadgets, and thoughts, in addition to similar issues encompassing the functionality and negotiation of strength through the city’s large sociopolitical history.

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