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9780817315658

Nature of an Ancient Maya City Resources, Interaction, and Power at Blue Creek, Belize

Nature of an Ancient Maya City Resources, Interaction, and Power at Blue Creek, Belize
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  • ISBN-13: 9780817315658
  • ISBN: 0817315659
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press

AUTHOR

Guderjan, Thomas H.

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 functional inter-relationships among the parts of a single Maya city. Documented in coverage by "National Geographic," "Archaeology" magazine, and a documentary film aired on the Discovery Channel, Blue Creek is recognized as a unique site offering the full range of undisturbed architectural construction to reveal the mosaic that was the ancient city. Moving beyond the debate of what constitutes a city, Guderjan's long-term research reveals what daily Maya life was like.Guderjan, Thomas H. is the author of 'Nature of an Ancient Maya City Resources, Interaction, and Power at Blue Creek, Belize', published 2007 under ISBN 9780817315658 and ISBN 0817315659.

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