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The ancient Maya of the Belize Valley : half a century of archaeological research

Author: James Garber
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2004.
Series: Maya studies.
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"More than half a century ago, the late Gordon Willey began his research in the Belize Valley, and ten years later he published a synthesis of his data that is recognized today as a classic study of ancient Maya settlement patterns. This new volume reviews the abundant research that has taken place in the region since the 1950s (and includes a new retrospective chapter from Willey, submitted shortly before his death  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Garber
ISBN: 0813026857 9780813026855
OCLC Number: 52334723
Description: xx, 417 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The archaeology of the Belize Valley in historical perspective / Arlen F. Chase and James F. Garber --
Retrospective / Gordon R. Willey --
Middle formative prehistory of the central Belize Valley : an examination of architecture, material culture, and sociopolitical change at Blackman Eddy / James F. Garber [and others] --
Archaeological investigations at Blackman Eddy / James F. Garber [and others] --
Major center identifiers at a Plazuela group near the ancient Maya site of Baking Pot / James M. Conlon and Terry G. Powis --
Ancient Maya settlement in the Valley of Peace area / Lisa J. Lucero [and others] --
Cahal Pech, Belize : the middle formative period / Paul F. Healy [and others] --
The role of "terminus groups" in lowland Maya site planning : an example from Cahal Pech / David Cheetham --
Buenavista del Cayo : a short outline of occupational and cultural history at an upper Belize Valley regal-ritual center / Joseph W. Ball and Jennifer T. Taschek --
Xunantunich in a Belize Valley context / Richard M. Leventhal and Wendy Ashmore --
The royal charter at Xunantunich / Virginia M. Fields --
Buenavista del Cayo, Cahal Pech, and Xunantunich : three centers, three histories, one central place / Jennifer T. Taschek and Joseph W. Ball --
The ancient Maya center of Pacbitun / Paul F. Healy, Bobbi Hohmann, and Terry G. Powis --
Defining royal Maya burials : a case from Pacbitun / Paul F. Healy, Jaime J. Awe, and Hermann Helmuth --
Integration among communities, centers, and regions : the case from El Pilar / Anabel Ford --
The classic Maya trading port of Moho Cay / Heather McKillop --
Problems in the definition and interpretation of "minor centers" in Maya archaeology with reference to the upper Belize River Valley / Gyles Iannone --
The emergence of minor centers in the zones between seats of power / W. David Driver and James F. Garber --
The terminal classic to postclassic transition in the Belize River Valley / James Aimers --
Polities, politics, and social dynamics : "contextualizing" the archaeology of the Belize Valley and Caracol / Arlen F. Chase --
Diverse voices : toward an understanding of Belize Valley archaeology / Diane Z. Chase.
Series Title: Maya studies.
Responsibility: edited by James F. Garber.

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A look at the abundant research that has taken place in the Belize Valley since the 1950s. It represents an attempt to present in one volume the extensive data from the diverse sites in this part of  Read more...

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