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Landscapes of the Itza: Archaeology and Art History at Chichen Itza and Neighboring Sites

Linnea Wren, Cynthia Kristan-Graham, Travis Nygard, and Kaylee Spencer


Designated a World Heritage site in 1998 by UNESCO, Chichen Itza in Yucatan, Mexico, has fascinated explorers, scholars, and visitors for nearly 500 years. Yet, despite Chichen Itza’s extensive written corpus, fundamental questions remain regarding the occupants, rulers, ritual and religious nature, political economy, and even chronology of this late Maya capital. This volume presents new archaeological, epigraphic, ceramic, and art historical data and contemporary interpretations regarding Chichen Itza both in terms of its internal dynamics and in terms of its relationships with smaller sites ... More

Keywords: Iconography, Yucatan, Chichen Itza, Maya

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813054964
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813054964.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Linnea Wren, editor
Gustavus Adolphus College

Cynthia Kristan-Graham, editor
Auburn University

Travis Nygard, editor
Ripon College

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1 Introduction

Cynthia Kristan-Graham and Linnea Wren

2 The Archaeology of Chichen Itza

Beniamino Volta, Nancy Peniche May, and Geoffrey E. Braswell

3 K’ak’ Upakal K’inich K’awil and the Lords of the Fire

Eduardo Pérez de Heredia and Péter Bíró

4 Rulers without Borders

Scott A. J. Johnson

5 In the Shadow of Quetzalcoatl

J. Gregory Smith and Tara M. Bond-Freeman

7 The Osario of Chichen Itza

Annabeth Headrick

8 The Least Earth

Cynthia Kristan-Graham

9 To Face or to Flee from the Foe

Linnea Wren, Kaylee Spencer, and Travis Nygard

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