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Ancient Maya cities of the Eastern Lowlands

Author: Brett Alan Houk
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2015]
Series: Ancient cities of the new world
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using field reports, data sets and "grey" literature on the many excavated sites, Houk provides a synthesis of archaeological data on the ancient cities of modern Belize for the Classical period and explores their urban planning and built environment. By examining the lowland cities, Houk's work offers balance to the literature on the entire Classic Maya polity
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brett Alan Houk
ISBN: 9780813060637 081306063X
OCLC Number: 961422065
Description: xvii, 343 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ancient Maya urbanism in the Eastern Lowlands --
Studying Maya cities --
The setting in space and time --
Preclassic foundations --
Southern Belize --
Vaca Plateau and Maya Mountains --
Belize Valley --
Northwestern Belize --
Northern Belize --
Comparisons and urban planning --
Deciphering meaning in Maya cities
Series Title: Ancient cities of the new world
Responsibility: Brett A. Houk ; foreword by Marilyn A. Masson, Michael E. Smith, and John W. Janusek

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