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Copán : the history of an ancient Maya kingdom

Author: E Wyllys Andrews; William Leonard Fash
Publisher: Santa Fe, N.M. : School of American Research ; Oxford : James Currey, ©2005.
Series: School of American Research advanced seminar series.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This volume collects leading scholarship on one of the most important archaeological complexes in the ancient Maya world. The authors - internationally renowned experts who participated in the Copan Acropolis Archaeological Project - address enduring themes in Maya archaeology, such as symbolism and its use in elite legitimation strategies, demographics and ancient political economy, and the relationship between  Read more...
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Copán.
Santa Fe, N.M. : School of American Research : Oxford : James Currey, c2005
(OCoLC)607666954
Online version:
Copán.
Santa Fe, N.M. : School of American Research : Oxford : James Currey, c2005
(OCoLC)631824556
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E Wyllys Andrews; William Leonard Fash
ISBN: 1930618379 9781930618374 1930618387 9781930618381 085255981X 9780852559819
OCLC Number: 56194789
Description: xvi, 492 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Contributions and controversies in the archaeology and history of Copán / William L. Fash and Ricardo Agurcia Fasquelle --
Political ecology, political economy, and the culture history of resource management at Copán / David Webster --
Toward a social history of the Copán Valley / William L. Fash --
Iconographic evidence for water management and social organization at Copán / Barbara W. Fash --
Early classic royal power in Copan : the origins and development of the acropolis (ca. ad 250-600) / Robert J. Sharer ... [et al.] --
The evolution of structure 10l-16, heart of the Copán acropolis / Ricardo Agurcia Fasquelle and Barbara W. Fash --
A late classic royal residence at Copán / E. Wyllys Andrews and Cassandra R. Bill --
Health and lifestyle (before and after death) among the Copán elite / Rebecca Storey --
Seats of power at Copán / Linda Schele and Matthew G. Looper --
A foreign past : the writing and representation of history on a royal ancestral shrine at Copán / David Stuart --
Issues in Copán archaeology / E. Wyllys Andrews and William L. Fash.
Series Title: School of American Research advanced seminar series.
Responsibility: edited by E. Wyllys Andrews and William L. Fash.
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