The Archaeology of Yucatan: New Directions and Data (Paperback)Travis W. Stanton (editor)
Paperback 533 Pages / Published: 10/10/2014
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This volume was conceived to provide a forum for Mexican and foreign scholars to publish new data and interpretations on the archaeology of the northern Maya lowlands, specifically the State of Yucatan. Increased communication among scholars has become increasingly important for grasping a better understanding of the great amount of data emerging from the State of Yucatan. There has been more salvage work conducted in this state than in any of the others throughout Mexico and the data is overwhelming. Because of this large amount of salvage work, archaeologists in the INAH office in Yucatan have had little time to publish the great majority of the new information. Further, many of the forums that are easily accessible to scholars in the northern lowlands have constrictive space restraints not conducive to publishing data. With these points in mind, this volume seeks to gather papers that did not necessarily have to have a theoretical focus, and that could be data laden so that the raw data from many of these projects would not be confined to difficult to access reports in the Merida and Mexico City offices. The result is a series of manuscripts on the northern lowlands, most of which focus on the State of Yucatan. Some of the papers are very data heavy, while others have a much more interpretive emphasis. Yet all of them contribute to a more complete picture of the northern lowland Maya.
Number of pages: 533
Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm
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