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Although Quiriguá and its magnificent carved monuments have been recorded and studied by scholars over the past century, little archaeological data were available until recently. From 1973 through 1979, the University Museum sponsored investigations at this major lowland Maya site in eastern Guatemala. The aims of the work were to document a basic chronology, to determine the nature and pattern of structures, and to test hypotheses concerning the origins, location, and demise of Quiriguá.
University Museum Monograph, 37
|Publisher:||University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.|
|Series:||University Museum Monographs Series|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Wendy Ashmore is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Riverside. Since completion of research at Quirigua, Guatemala, she has conducted field projects at Gualjoquito and Copan, in Honduras, and at Xunantunich, Belize. She has edited or coedited several books, including Lowland Maya Settlement Patterns (1981), Household and Community in the Mesoamerican Past (1988), Archaeologies of Landscape: Contemporary Approaches (1999), and Integrating the Diversity of 21st-Century Anthropology: The Life and Intellectual Legacies of Susan Kent (2007).