Emblem and State in the Classic Maya Lowlands: An Epigraphic Approach to Territorial Organization

Emblem and State in the Classic Maya Lowlands: An Epigraphic Approach to Territorial Organization

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Overview

Joyce Marcus reconstructs Classic Maya political organization through the use of evidence derived from epigraphy, settlement pattern surveys, and locational analysis. This study describes the development of a four-tiered settlement hierarchy and its subsequent collapse.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780884020660
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/01/1976
Series: Dumbarton Oaks Other Titles in Pre-Columbian Studies
Pages: 203
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Joyce Marcus is Robert L. Carneiro Distinguished University Professor of Social Evolution and Curator of Latin American Archaeology at the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, University of Michigan.

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