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Published by JAI Press in Greenwich, Conn .
Written in English


  • Mayas -- Economic conditions.,
  • Indians of Central America -- Belize -- Economic conditions.

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Includes bibliographies.

Statementeditors, Patricia A. McAnany, Barry L. Isaac.
SeriesResearch in economic anthropology. Supplement -- 4., Research in economic anthropology -- 4.
ContributionsMcAnany, Patricia A., Isaac, Barry L.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 372 p. :
Number of Pages372
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17986862M
ISBN 101559380519

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Introduction Belize, a small nation on the Caribbean coast of Central America, occupies part of the territory in which the Maya civilization flourished during the 1st millennium A.C., with an apogee in the Classic Period of A.C. The political history of Belize over the past years. References to this book. Prehistoric Maya Economies of Belize Patricia Ann MacAnany, Barry L. Isaac Snippet view - Bibliographic information. Title: Archaeology at Cerros, Belize, Central America: The artifacts Volume 2 of Archaeology at Cerros, Belize, Central America, David A. Freidel. About how many Maya lived in Belize before the arrival of the Spanish? Today there are more prehistoric Maya structures in Belize than modern houses. By counting all their buildings and house platforms we estimate that during the Late Classic period (A.D. ) the population of Belize could have been approximately one million people. That. Xnaheb [pronunciation?] is an archaeological site of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization, one of five primary sites identified in the southern Belize region. The center is built on a ridge of foothills that extends from the Maya Mountains, in what is now the Toledo District of Belize.

The main plaza at Xunantunich Maya Ruin Belize. Recent discoveries and expanded analyses have led many archeologists and cultural anthropologists studying Maya history to conclude that the center of Maya civilization was, in fact, Belize. Belize is a treasure trove of ancient Mayan temples, towns and cities, only a few of which have been uncovered. Chunchucmil is a Classic Maya city in northwest Yucatan, Mexico. Classic Maya sites in the lowlands of the Yucatan Peninsula has many examples of monumental art and architecture in central sacrosanct spaces, while archeological evidence suggests that their political economies were largely centralized. MacKinnon, J. Jefferson. a. Coastal Maya Trade Routes in Southern Belize. In Coastal Maya Trade,ed. Heather McKillop and Paul F. Healy, – Occasional Papers in Anthropology 8. Peterborough, Ontario: Department of Anthropology, Trent University. ———. b. Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Prehistoric Maya Settlement,Cited by: and, with Barry L. Isaac, edited Prehistoric Maya Economies of Belize. More recently, she has initiated an investigation into the formative roots of ancestor veneration and lineage organization at K'axob, Belize. William T. Sanders is Evan Pugh Professor of Anthropology at Penn­ sylvania State by:

Gardens of Prehistory: The Archaeology of Settlement Agriculture in Greater Mesoamerica examines archaeological research on prehistoric agriculture within the near-residential and infield contexts directly adjacent to settlements from a sample of tropical and subtropical regions in pre-hispanic America (see fig. P-1 in Preface). The volume. Feb 18,  · A Natural History of Belize presents for the first time a detailed portrait of the habitats, biodiversity, and ecology of the Maya Forest, and Belize more broadly, in a format accessible to a popular audience. It is based in part on the research findings of scientists studying at Las Cuevas Research Station in the Chiquibul Forest/5(7). Jul 23,  · Different sites in the Maya region produced gold, jade, copper, obsidian, and other raw materials. Items made from these materials are found at nearly every major Maya site, indicating an extensive trade system. One example is the famous carved jade head of sun god Kinich Ahau, discovered at the Altun Ha archaeological site in present-day Belize. Astronomy, Landscape, and Ideological Transmissions at the Coastal Maya Site of Cerros, Belize (Jeffrey Vadala, Susan Milbrath) Faunal Remains from the Archaic Ceramic Site of Vega del Palmar, Cuba (Roger H. Colten and Brian Worthington) The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology (Book Review by L. Antonio Curet).