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Motul de San José – Politics, History, and Economy in a Classic Maya Polity - Florida Scholarship Online
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Motul de San José: Politics, History, and Economy in a Classic Maya Polity

Antonia E. Foias and Kitty F. Emergy


This edited volume considers the interrelationships between political and economic power during the apogee of Maya civilization in the first millennium A.D. at the center of Motul de San José in northern Guatemala. Multiple perspectives are brought to bear on the issues of political power among the Classic Maya. Epigraphers and art historians reconstruct the royal history of this center during the Late Classic from inscriptions on stone monuments and polychrome vases. Architectural volumetric and artifact distributions at Motul de San José and in its periphery reveal hierarchical distinctions ... More

Keywords: Classic Maya, archaeology, political power, economic organization, environment

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813041902
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813041902.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Antonia E. Foias, editor

Kitty F. Emergy, editor

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3 Identity and Interaction: Ceramic Styles and Social History of the Ik̓ Polity, Guatemala

Dorie Reents-Budet, Stanley Guenter, Ronald L. Bishop, and M. James Blackman

4 Architecture, Volumetrics, and Social Stratification at Motul de San José during the Late and Terminal Classic

Antonia E. Foias, Christina T. Halperin, Ellen Spensley Moriarty, and Jeanette Castellanos

10 Preliminary Investigations in Macro- and Microbotany at Motul de San José

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