By Brett A. Houk
"Skillfully integrates the social histories of city development."--Vernon L. Scarborough, writer of The stream of strength: historic Water structures and Landscapes
"Any student drawn to city making plans and the equipped setting will locate this ebook attractive and useful."--Lisa J. Lucero, writer of Water and Ritual
For greater than a century researchers have studied Maya ruins, and websites like Tikal, Palenque, Copán, and Chichén Itzá have formed our figuring out of the Maya. but towns of the jap lowlands of Belize, a space that used to be domestic to a wealthy city culture that persevered and advanced for nearly 2,000 years, are taken care of as peripheral to those nice vintage interval websites. the recent and humid weather and dense forests are inhospitable and make renovation of the ruins tricky, yet this oft-ignored zone unearths a lot approximately Maya urbanism and culture.
Using info accumulated from assorted websites through the lowlands, together with the Vaca Plateau and the Belize River Valley, Brett Houk provides the 1st synthesis of those specific ruins and discusses equipment for mapping and excavating them. contemplating the websites during the analytical lenses of the outfitted surroundings and historic city making plans, Houk vividly reconstructs their political background, considers how they healthy into the bigger political panorama of the vintage Maya, and examines what they let us know approximately Maya urban building.
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Ancient Maya Cities of the Eastern Lowlands (Ancient Cities of the New World) by Brett A. Houk