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

By Olivia C. Navarro-Farr,Michelle Rich

ISBN-10: 0816530963

ISBN-13: 9780816530960

Archaeology at El Perú-Waka’ is the 1st publication to summarize long term examine at this significant Maya website. the result of fieldwork and next analyses carried out via participants of the El Perú-Waka’ local Archaeological undertaking are coupled with theoretical methods treating the themes of formality, reminiscence, and tool as deciphered via fabric is still found at Waka’.  The e-book is site-centered, but the fifteen wide-ranging contributions provide readers larger perception to the richness and complexity of Classic-period Maya tradition, in addition to to the ways that archaeologists think historic peoples negotiated their ritual lives and comprehended their very own pasts.


El Perú-Waka’ is an historical Maya urban situated in present-day northwestern Petén, Guatemala. Rediscovered by means of petroleum exploration staff within the mid-1960s, it's the greatest recognized archaeological web site within the Laguna del Tigre nationwide Park in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve. The El Perú-Waka’ nearby Archaeological undertaking initiated medical investigations in 2003, and during excavation and survey, researchers verified that Waka’ was once a key political and financial heart good built-in into Classic-period lowland Maya civilization, and reconstructed many facets of Maya existence and formality job during this historical neighborhood. The study unique during this quantity presents a wealth of latest, considerable, and scientifically excavated facts, which members strategy with clean theoretical insights. within the technique, they lay out sound innovations for figuring out the ritual manipulation of monuments, landscapes, constructions, items, and stories, in addition to similar themes encompassing the functionality and negotiation of energy in the course of the city’s vast sociopolitical history.

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