Archaeology at El Perú-Waka': Ancient Maya Performances of by Olivia C. Navarro-Farr,Michelle Rich

By Olivia C. Navarro-Farr,Michelle Rich

Archaeology at El Perú-Waka’ is the 1st publication to summarize long term study at this significant Maya web site. the result of fieldwork and next analyses carried out via participants of the El Perú-Waka’ nearby Archaeological venture are coupled with theoretical methods treating the themes of formality, reminiscence, and gear as deciphered via fabric is still came across at Waka’.  The booklet is site-centered, but the fifteen wide-ranging contributions provide readers higher 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 historic Maya urban positioned in present-day northwestern Petén, Guatemala. Rediscovered through petroleum exploration employees within the mid-1960s, it's the biggest recognized archaeological web site within the Laguna del Tigre nationwide Park in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve. The El Perú-Waka’ nearby Archaeological undertaking initiated clinical investigations in 2003, and during excavation and survey, researchers confirmed that Waka’ used to be a key political and monetary middle good built-in into Classic-period lowland Maya civilization, and reconstructed many points of Maya lifestyles and formality task during this old neighborhood. The learn precise during this quantity presents a wealth of latest, great, and scientifically excavated info, which participants strategy with clean theoretical insights. within the approach, they lay out sound innovations for realizing the ritual manipulation of monuments, landscapes, constructions, items, and thoughts, in addition to comparable issues encompassing the functionality and negotiation of energy in the course of the city’s large sociopolitical history.

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