By Brett A. Houk
"Skillfully integrates the social histories of city development."--Vernon L. Scarborough, writer of The circulate of strength: historic Water structures and Landscapes
"Any pupil drawn to city making plans and the outfitted surroundings will locate this e-book attractive and useful."--Lisa J. Lucero, writer of Water and Ritual
For greater than a century researchers have studied Maya ruins, and websites like Tikal, Palenque, Copán, and Chichén Itzá have formed our figuring out of the Maya. but towns of the jap lowlands of Belize, a space that used to be domestic to a wealthy city culture that persevered and developed for nearly 2,000 years, are handled as peripheral to those nice vintage interval websites. the recent and humid weather and dense forests are inhospitable and make upkeep of the ruins tricky, yet this oft-ignored quarter finds a lot approximately Maya urbanism and culture.
Using information accumulated from diversified websites through the lowlands, together with the Vaca Plateau and the Belize River Valley, Brett Houk offers the 1st synthesis of those particular ruins and discusses equipment for mapping and excavating them. contemplating the websites during the analytical lenses of the equipped atmosphere and historical city making plans, Houk vividly reconstructs their political historical past, considers how they healthy into the bigger political panorama of the vintage Maya, and examines what they let us know approximately Maya urban building.
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