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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 learn at this significant Maya website. the result of fieldwork and next analyses performed by way of contributors of the El Perú-Waka’ nearby Archaeological venture are coupled with theoretical methods treating the subjects of formality, reminiscence, and tool as deciphered via fabric continues to be found at Waka’.  The booklet 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 historical peoples negotiated their ritual lives and comprehended their very own pasts.


El Perú-Waka’ is an historical Maya urban positioned in present-day northwestern Petén, Guatemala. Rediscovered by way of petroleum exploration employees within the mid-1960s, it's the greatest recognized archaeological website within the Laguna del Tigre nationwide Park in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve. The El Perú-Waka’ nearby Archaeological venture initiated clinical investigations in 2003, and during excavation and survey, researchers confirmed that Waka’ used to be a key political and financial heart good built-in into Classic-period lowland Maya civilization, and reconstructed many facets of Maya lifestyles and formality job during this historical group. The examine designated during this quantity presents a wealth of recent, considerable, and scientifically excavated info, which members strategy with clean theoretical insights. within the approach, they lay out sound ideas for realizing the ritual manipulation of monuments, landscapes, structures, items, and stories, in addition to comparable themes encompassing the functionality and negotiation of energy through the city’s huge sociopolitical history.

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