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By Brett A. Houk

ISBN-10: 081306063X

ISBN-13: 9780813060637

"Brings jointly for the 1st time the entire significant websites of this a part of the Maya global and is helping us know the way the traditional Maya deliberate and equipped their attractive towns. it's going to develop into either a instruction manual and a resource of rules for different archaeologists for years to come."--George J. Bey III, coeditor of Pottery Economics in Mesoamerica

"Skillfully integrates the social histories of city development."--Vernon L. Scarborough, writer of The circulate of strength: old Water structures and Landscapes

"Any student attracted to city making plans and the outfitted atmosphere will locate this booklet enticing and useful."--Lisa J. Lucero, writer of Water and Ritual

For greater than a century researchers have studied Maya ruins, and websites like Tikal, Palenque, Copán, and Chichén Itzá have formed our figuring out of the Maya. but towns of the jap lowlands of Belize, a space that was once domestic to a wealthy city culture that persevered and advanced for nearly 2,000 years, are taken care of as peripheral to those nice vintage interval websites. the new and humid weather and dense forests are inhospitable and make renovation of the ruins tough, yet this oft-ignored zone finds a lot approximately Maya urbanism and culture.

Using info gathered from assorted websites in the course of the lowlands, together with the Vaca Plateau and the Belize River Valley, Brett Houk offers the 1st synthesis of those specified ruins and discusses equipment for mapping and excavating them. contemplating the websites in the course of the analytical lenses of the equipped atmosphere and historical city making plans, Houk vividly reconstructs their political background, considers how they healthy into the bigger political panorama of the vintage Maya, and examines what they let us know approximately Maya urban building.

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