Olivia C. Navarro-Farr,Michelle Rich's Archaeology at El Perú-Waka': Ancient Maya Performances of PDF

By Olivia C. Navarro-Farr,Michelle Rich

Archaeology at El Perú-Waka’ is the 1st e-book to summarize long term study at this significant Maya web site. the result of fieldwork and next analyses performed through participants of the El Perú-Waka’ nearby Archaeological venture are coupled with theoretical techniques treating the subjects of formality, reminiscence, and gear as deciphered via fabric is still chanced on at Waka’.  The e-book is site-centered, but the fifteen wide-ranging contributions provide readers higher perception to the richness and complexity of Classic-period Maya tradition, in addition to to the ways that archaeologists think old peoples negotiated their ritual lives and comprehended their very own pasts.


El Perú-Waka’ is an historic Maya urban situated in present-day northwestern Petén, Guatemala. Rediscovered through petroleum exploration staff within the mid-1960s, it's the greatest identified archaeological website within the Laguna del Tigre nationwide Park in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve. The El Perú-Waka’ neighborhood Archaeological undertaking initiated clinical investigations in 2003, and during excavation and survey, researchers tested that Waka’ used to be a key political and fiscal heart good built-in into Classic-period lowland Maya civilization, and reconstructed many facets of Maya existence and formality task during this historical group. The study special during this quantity presents a wealth of recent, sizeable, and scientifically excavated info, which members strategy with clean theoretical insights. within the technique, they lay out sound innovations for figuring out the ritual manipulation of monuments, landscapes, structures, items, and stories, in addition to similar issues encompassing the functionality and negotiation of strength during the city’s huge sociopolitical history.

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