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Perspectives on the Ancient Maya of Chetumal Bay
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Perspectives on the Ancient Maya of Chetumal Bay

Debra S. Walker

Abstract

The ancient Maya invested massive amounts of labor on road systems (sacbeob) for communication and trade, yet Chetumal Bay, situated between modern day Quintana Roo, Mexico, and Corozal District, Belize, provided an economical alternative: an extensive network of riverine and maritime waterways to journey to the edges of Mayab and beyond. This volume reports recent work at sites important to Maya archaeology in the region that depended on waterborne exchange for their livelihood, including Cerro Maya (Cerros), Oxtankah, and Santa Rita Corozal. Archaeological researchers in this volume describe ... More

Keywords: Maya archaeology, Chetumal Bay, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Corozal District, Belize, trade, exchange, marine resources, Cerro Maya, Cerros, Oxtankah, Santa Rita Corozal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813062792
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062792.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Debra S. Walker, editor
University of Florida Museum of Natural History

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I Chetumal Bay Landscapes

4 Noh Kah

Javier López Camacho, Araceli Vázquez Villegas, and Luis A. Torres Díaz

5 Visualizing Maya Agriculture along the Rio Hondo

Thomas Guderjan, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, Timothy Beach, Samantha Krause, and Clifford Brown

II Chetumal Bay Ceramics

8 An Expedient Pottery Technology and Its Implications for Ancient Maya Trade and Interaction

James Aimers, Elizabeth Haussner, Dori Farthing, and Satoru Murata

9 Sitting on the Dock of the Bay

Linda Howie, Terry G. Powis, and Elizabeth Graham

III Other Chetumal Bay Industries

11 Shell Materials from Oxtankah, Quintana Roo

Emiliano Ricardo Melgar Tísoc

13 Postclassic Tool Production at Santa Rita Corozal

Marc D. Marino, Lucas R. Martindale Johnson, and Nathan J. Meissner

IV Chetumal Bay in Perspective

15 Coastal Economies

Heather Mckillop