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Ancient Maya Cities of the Eastern Lowlands
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Ancient Maya Cities of the Eastern Lowlands

Brett A. Houk

Abstract

Within a challenging tropical environment, a remarkable urban tradition developed and flourished as an element of ancient Maya culture. This book is about the cities of the eastern lowlands, a small but geographically diverse part of the homeland of the Maya. Using data collected by many different archaeological projects and researchers, the author presents detailed descriptions of 14 Classic period (ca. 250 to 900 CE) cities from five geographical areas of the modern nation of Belize, discussing the setting, the history of investigations, the site plan and urban features, culture history, and ... More

Keywords: cities, built environment, meaning, Classic period, Belize, eastern lowlands, worldview, cosmology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813060637
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060637.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brett A. Houk, author
Texas Tech University