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The Ch′orti′ Maya AreaPast and Present$
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Brent Metz, Cameron L. McNeil, and Kerry M. Hull

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033310

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033310.001.0001

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The Ch′orti′ Past: An Archaeological Perspective

The Ch′orti′ Past: An Archaeological Perspective

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(p.124) 9 The Ch′orti′ Past: An Archaeological Perspective
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The Ch′orti′ Maya Area
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Robert J. Sharer

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0009

This chapter examines the history of the Ch'orti' area from an archaeological perspective. It discusses some methodological and theoretical issues in the interpretation of archaeological data and offers a trial cultural-historical reconstruction for proto-Ch'orti' occupation in the southeastern Maya area. It suggests that the trend of recent archaeological and epigraphic research has only strengthened the connections between the contemporary Ch'orti' Maya and pre-Columbian occupation over much of the southeastern area, including the Copan Valley.

Keywords:   Ch'orti' area, archaeological data, Maya area, Ch'orti' Maya, Copan Valley

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