Settlement archaeology in the Maya area has focused much of its attention on the polar extremes of the settlement continuum. As a result of this urban/rural bias, a whole range of complex rural settlements remain under-explored. The chapters in this volume highlight the variable quality of these"middle level settlements".
Gyles Iannone is an assistant professor of anthropology at Trent University. Samuel V. Connell is a research associate with the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles.