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The Kowoj : identity, migration, and geopolitics in late postclassic Petén, Guatemala

Author: Prudence M Rice; Don Stephen Rice
Publisher: Boulder : University Press of Colorado, ©2009.
Series: Mesoamerican worlds.
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"Neighbors of the better-known Itza in the central Peten lakes region of Guatemala, the Kowoj Maya have been studied for little more than a decade. The Kowoj: Identity, Migration, and Geopolitics in Late Postclassic Peten, Guatemala summarizes the results of recent research into the this ethno-political group conducted by Prudence Rice, Don Rice, and their colleagues." "Chapters in The Kowoj address the question Who  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Prudence M Rice; Don Stephen Rice
ISBN: 9780870819308 0870819305
OCLC Number: 225875268
Description: xix, 458 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction to the Kowoj and Their Peten Neighbors / Prudence M. Rice and Don S. Rice --
The Kowoj in Geopolitico-Ritual Perspective / Prudence M. Rice --
The Kowoj in Ethnohistorical Perspective / Grant D. Jones --
The Linguistic Context of the Kowoj / Charles Andrew Hofling --
Zacpetin and the Kowoj : Field Methods and Chronologies / Timothy W. Pugh and Prudence M. Rice --
Defensive Architecture and the Context of Warfare at Zacpetén / Prudence M. Rice, Don S. Rice, Timothy W. Pugh, and Rdmulo Sanchez Polo --
Kowoj Ritual Performance and Societal Representations at Zacpetén / Timothy W. Pugh and Prudence M. Rice --
Residential and Domestic Contexts at Zacpeten / Timothy W. Pugh --
Zacpetén Group 719, the Last Noble Residence / Timothy W. Pugh, Prudence M. Rice, and Leslie G. Cecil --
Technological Styles of Slipped Pottery and Kowoj Identity / Leslie G. Cecil --
The Iconography and Decorative Programs of Kowoj Pottery / Prudence M. Rice and Leslie G. Cecil --
Incense Burners and Other Ritual Ceramics / Prudence M. Rice --
The Symbolism of Zacpeten Altar 1 / David Stuart --
Postclassic Trade : Sources of Obsidian at Zacpetén / Prudence M. Rice and Leslie G. Cecil --
The Bioarchaeology of Ritual Violence at Zacpetén / William N. Duncan --
The Kowoj and the Lacandon : Migrations and Identities / Timothy W. Pugh --
Summary and Concluding Remarks : The Kowoj through a Glass, Darkly / Prudence M. Rice.
Series Title: Mesoamerican worlds.
Other Titles: Identity, migration, and geopolitics in late postclassic Petén, Guatemala
Responsibility: edited by Prudence M. Rice and Don S. Rice.
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"Neighbors of the better-known Itza in the central Peten lakes region of Guatemala, the Kowoj Maya have been studied for little more than a decade. The Kowoj: Identity, Migration, and Geopolitics in Late Postclassic Peten, Guatemala summarizes the results of recent research into the this ethno-political group conducted by Prudence Rice, Don Rice, and their colleagues." "Chapters in The Kowoj address the question Who are the Kowoj? from varied viewpoints: archaeological, archival, linguistic, ethnographic, and bioarchaeological. Using data drawn primarily from the peninsular site of Zacpeten, the authors illuminate Kowoj history, ritual components of their self-expressed identity, and their archaeological identification. These data support the Kowoj claim of migration from Mayapan in Yucatan, where they were probably affiliated with the Xiw, in opposition to the Itza. These enmities extended into Peten, culminating in civil warfare by the time of final Spanish conquest in 1697"--Jacket.

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