Classic Maya provincial politics : Xunantunich and its hinterlands / edited by Lisa J. LeCount and Jason Yaeger
- The Xunantunich archaeological project, 1991-1997 / Richard M. Leventhal ... [et al.] -- Provincial politics and current models of the Maya state / Lisa J. LeCount and Jason Yaeger -- Antecedents, allies, antagonists : Xunantunich and its neighbors / Wendy Ashmore -- A brief description of Xunantunich / Lisa J. LeCount and Jason Yaeger -- Changing places : the castillo and the structure of power at Xunantunich / Richard M. Leventhal -- The carved monuments and inscriptions of Xunantunich : implications for terminal classic sociopolitical relationships in the Belize Valley / Christophe Helmke, Jaime Awe, and Nikolai Grube -- Monumental building programs and changing political strategies at Xunantunich / Thomas R. Jamison -- Shifting political dynamics as seen from the Xunantunich palace / Jason Yaeger -- Elite craft production of stone drills and slate at Group D, Xunantunich / Jennifer B. Braswell -- The social construction of roads at Xunantunich, from design to abandonment / Angela H. Keller -- Mount Maloney people? Domestic pots, everyday practice, and the social formation of the Xunantunich polity / Lisa J. LeCount -- Landscapes of the Xunantunich hinterlands / Jason Yaeger -- Population, intensive agriculture, labor value, and elite-commoner political power relations in the Xunantunich hinterlands / L. Theodore Neff -- Integration and interdependence : the domestic chipped-stone economy of the Xunantunich polity / Jon C. VandenBosch, Lisa J. LeCount, and Jason Yaeger -- A community to be counted : Chaa Creek and the emerging Xunantunich polity / Samuel V. Connell -- Living in the hinterlands of a provincial polity / Cynthia Robin, Jason Yaeger, and Wendy Ashmore -- Conclusions : placing Xunantunich and its hinterland settlements in perspective / Lisa J. LeCount and Jason Yaeger -- Provincial politics at Xunantunich : power, differentiation, and identity in a classic-period Maya realm / Edward Schortman.
- "Most treatments of large Classic Maya sites such as Caracol and Tikal regard Maya political organization as highly centralized. Because investigations have focused on civic buildings and elite palaces, however, a critical part of the picture of Classic Maya political organization has been missing." "The contributors to this volume chart the rise and fall of the Classic Maya center of Xunantunich, paying special attention to its changing relationships with the communities that composed its hinterlands. They examine how the changing relationships between Xunantunich and the larger kingdom of Naranjo affected the local population, the location of their farms and houses, and the range of economic and subsistence activities in which both elites and commoners engaged. They also examine the ways common people seized opportunities and met challenges offered by a changing political landscape." "The rich archaeological data in this book show that incorporating subject communities and people---and keeping them incorporated---was an on-going challenge to ancient Maya rulers. Until now, archaeologists have lacked integrated regional data and a fine-grained chronology in which to document short-term shifts in site occupations, subsistence strategies, and other important practices of the daily life of the Maya. This book provides a revised picture of Maya politics---one of different ways of governing and forming alliances among dominant centers, provincial polities, and hinterland communities."--BOOK JACKET.
- Social archaeology—Belize River Valley (Guatemala and Belize)
- Mayas—Belize River Valley (Guatemala and Belize)—Politics and government
- Mayas—Belize River Valley (Guatemala and Belize)—Antiquities
- Excavations (Archaeology)—Belize River Valley (Guatemala and Belize)
- Xunantunich Site (Belize)
- Belize River Valley (Guatemala and Belize)—Antiquities
- 9780816528844 (cloth : alk. paper) and 0816528845 (cloth : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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