Incidents of Archaeology in Central America and Yucatan is a collection of cutting edge archaeological studies of the Maya and their neighbors. Written by leading scholars, this book is an up-to-date collection, emphasizing recent fieldwork in the Yucatan, Belize, and Guatemala. It includes reports on recent fieldwork not previously published in any form. This book is a tribute to Edwin M. Shook, the last surviving member of the Division of Historical Research of the Carnegie Institute of Washington. Shook's career has spanned seven decades, and has included associations with such luminaries as Sylvanus Morley and Alfred V. Kidder. Most notably, Shook served as the first director of the Tikal Project, from 1955-1964.
Michael Love is Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, California State University, Northridge, and Research Archaeologist at the Institute for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research, University of California, Santa Barbara. Marion Popenoe de Hatch is Director and Madeleine and Alfred V. Kidder Chair, Department of Archaeology, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Hector L. Escobedo is Professor of Archaeology, University del Valle de Guatemala, and Project Co-Director, Piedras Negras Archaeological Project.
Chapter 1 List of Figures Chapter 2 List of Tables Chapter 3 Edwin M. Shook, A Tribute Chapter 4 The Pacific Coast: Theoretical Speculations on the Rise of Complex Society on the South Coast of Guatemala; The Early Formative Sequence of Pacific Coastal Guatemala; Ceramic Chronology of Preclassic Period Western Pacific Guatemala and Its Relation Chapter 5 The Guatemalan Highlands: Preclassic Settlements and Geomorphology in the Highlands of Guatemala: Excavations at Urias, Valley of Antigua; New Perspectives on Kaminaljuyu, Guatemala: Regional Interaction During the Preclassic and Classic Periods; La Chapter 6 The Maya Lowlands: Edwin M. Shook y su contribucion a la arqueologia de las Tierras Bajas Mayas del Norte; Espacios urbanos y arquitectura en Oxkintok, Yukatan; Groundhogs and Kings: Issues of Divine Rulership among the Classic Maya; Early Classic D Chapter 7 List of Contributors Chapter 8 Index