The settlement of Aguateca, Guatemala, rapidly abandoned at the end of the Classic period (ca. AD 810), provides archaeological insight into the political, social, and economic lifestyle of Maya elite. Located at the southern end of the Petexabatun region, Aguateca is unique amoung Classic Maya sites, primarily as a result of its Pompeii-like level of preservation.
Accompanied by clear and impressive illustrations, Burned Palaces and Elite Residences of Aguateca provides a summary of the meticulously documented excavations. While most ceramic reports in the Maya area focus on descriptions of types or classes of ceramics, the work of Takeshi Inomata and Daniela Triadan details the unique attributes and contexts of each vessel, leading to further understanding of life and social relations among the Maya
Burned Palaces and Elite Residences of Aguateca advances Maya archaeology by documenting the function of multiroomed masonry buildings and providing vivid models of daily life of the Classic Maya elite. This volume, one of a three-volume series, is the definitive report on Aguateca.
|Publisher:||University of Utah Press|
|Edition description:||1st Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Takeshi Inomata is director of the Aguateca Archaeological Project and an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona.
Daniela Triadan is co-director of the Aguateca Archaeological Project and an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona. She is also a research assistant with the Smithsonian Insti-tute.
Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
1. Introduction - Takeshi Inomata
Part A: Excavation
2. The Palace Group - Takeshi Inomata and Erick Ponciano
3. The Elite Residential Area -Takeshi Inomata, Daniela Triadan, and Erick Ponciano
4. The Barranca Escondida - Takeshi Inomata and Markus Eberl
5. Test Pits in Other Locations - Takeshi Inomata
Part B: Ceramics
6. Introduction to the Ceramics Study at Aguateca - Takeshi Inomata
7. The Temporal and Spatial Distributions of Ceramics - Takeshi Inomata
8. Complete, Reconstructible, and Partial Vessels - Takeshi Inomata, Daniela Triadan, and Estela Pinto
9. Complete and Reconstructible Drums - Takeshi Inomata, Daniela Triadan, and Estela Pinto
10. Formation Processes of the Ceramic Assemblages - Takeshi Inomata