Archaeology at El Perú-Waka': Ancient Maya Performances of - download pdf or read online

By Olivia C. Navarro-Farr,Michelle Rich

Archaeology at El Perú-Waka’ is the 1st booklet to summarize long term examine at this significant Maya web site. the result of fieldwork and next analyses carried out by means of contributors of the El Perú-Waka’ nearby Archaeological venture are coupled with theoretical methods treating the subjects of formality, reminiscence, and gear as deciphered via fabric continues to be stumbled on at Waka’.  The ebook is site-centered, but the fifteen wide-ranging contributions supply readers better perception to the richness and complexity of Classic-period Maya tradition, in addition to to the ways that archaeologists think historical peoples negotiated their ritual lives and comprehended their very own pasts.


El Perú-Waka’ is an old Maya urban situated in present-day northwestern Petén, Guatemala. Rediscovered by way of petroleum exploration staff within the mid-1960s, it's the greatest identified archaeological web site within the Laguna del Tigre nationwide Park in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve. The El Perú-Waka’ local Archaeological undertaking initiated medical investigations in 2003, and during excavation and survey, researchers tested that Waka’ used to be a key political and financial middle good built-in into Classic-period lowland Maya civilization, and reconstructed many points of Maya lifestyles and formality job during this historic group. The study specified during this quantity offers a wealth of latest, great, and scientifically excavated info, which individuals method with clean theoretical insights. within the technique, they lay out sound suggestions for knowing the ritual manipulation of monuments, landscapes, constructions, items, and stories, in addition to comparable themes encompassing the functionality and negotiation of energy in the course of the city’s huge sociopolitical history.

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