The Nature of an Ancient Maya City: Resources, Interaction, and Power at Blue Creek, Belize (Caribbean Archaeology and Ethnohistory Series)

The Nature of an Ancient Maya City: Resources, Interaction, and Power at Blue Creek, Belize (Caribbean Archaeology and Ethnohistory Series)

By: Thomas H. Guderjan (author), L. Antonio Curet (series_editor)Paperback

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This work is a comprehensive study of a unique Maya site offering the full range of undisturbed architectural features. For two millennia, the site now known as Blue Creek in northwestern Belize was a Maya community that became an economic and political center that included some 15,000-20,000 people at its height. Fairly well protected from human destruction, the site offers the full range of city components including monumental ceremonial structures, elite and non-elite residences, ditched agricultural fields, and residential clusters just outside the core. Since 1992, a multi-disciplinary, multi-national research team has intensively investigated Blue Creek in an integrated study of the dynamic structure and functional inter-relationships among the parts of a single Maya city. Documented in coverage by National Geographic, ""Archaeology"" magazine, and a documentary film aired on the Discovery Channel, Blue Creek is recognized as a unique site offering the full range of undisturbed architectural construction to reveal the mosaic that was the ancient city. Moving beyond the debate of what constitutes a city, Guderjan's long-term research reveals what daily Maya life was like.

About Author

Thomas H. Guderjan is the president of Maya Research Program, a non-profit research organization. He received his PhD from Southern Methodist University and has been a faculty member at St. Mary's University and Texas Christian University.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780817354268
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 169
  • ID: 9780817354268
  • ISBN10: 0817354263

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