Archaeological Investigations of the Northern Maya Highlands, Guatemala: Interaction and Development of Maya Civilization

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UPenn Museum of Archaeology, 1987 - Social Science - 487 pages
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Final report of the 1970-1974 research conducted in the Salama Valley, Baja Verapaz, and adjacent areas of the highlands of Guatemala. The volume presents the results of the first comprehensive study of northern highland preclassic occupation and cultural development in light of the question of highland-lowland interaction and its role in the growth of Maya civilization.

 

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Contents

ENVIRONMENTAL SETTING
13
DATA ACQUISITION
30
LOS MANGALES SV13
127
LAS TUNAS SV15
159
PIEDRA DE SACRIFICIOS SV4
185
EL TRAPICHITO SV12
191
SAN JUAN SV6
206
EL CEMENTERIO SV1
217
CERAMICS
267
LITHICS
334
MISCELLANEOUS INDUSTRIES
353
MONUMENTS AND INSCRIPTIONS OF THE SALAMA VALLEY
359
ARCHITECTURE
404
SYNTHESIS
419
THE SALAMA VALLEY AND INTERREGIONAL INTERACTION 447
443
BIBLIOGRAPHY
457

SURVEYED SITES
225
SAKAJUT AND OTHER SITES OUTSIDE THE SAN JERONIMO
245
ANALYSIS
259
Chronometric Determinations
467
Preliminary Compositional Characterization of Pottery and Jade
480
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