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

By Olivia C. Navarro-Farr,Michelle Rich

Archaeology at El Perú-Waka’ is the 1st ebook to summarize long term study at this significant Maya website. the result of fieldwork and next analyses performed via contributors of the El Perú-Waka’ neighborhood Archaeological venture are coupled with theoretical ways treating the themes of formality, reminiscence, and gear as deciphered via fabric continues to be chanced on at Waka’.  The ebook is site-centered, but the fifteen wide-ranging contributions supply readers better perception to the richness and complexity of Classic-period Maya tradition, in addition to to the ways that archaeologists think historical peoples negotiated their ritual lives and comprehended their very own pasts.


El Perú-Waka’ is an old Maya urban positioned in present-day northwestern Petén, Guatemala. Rediscovered through petroleum exploration employees within the mid-1960s, it's the biggest recognized archaeological website within the Laguna del Tigre nationwide Park in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve. The El Perú-Waka’ neighborhood Archaeological venture initiated clinical investigations in 2003, and during excavation and survey, researchers tested that Waka’ used to be a key political and monetary heart good built-in into Classic-period lowland Maya civilization, and reconstructed many features of Maya existence and formality task during this historical group. The study unique during this quantity offers a wealth of recent, significant, and scientifically excavated information, which individuals technique with clean theoretical insights. within the strategy, they lay out sound thoughts for figuring out the ritual manipulation of monuments, landscapes, structures, items, and stories, in addition to similar subject matters encompassing the functionality and negotiation of strength in the course of the city’s vast sociopolitical history.

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