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By Olivia C. Navarro-Farr,Michelle Rich

Archaeology at El Perú-Waka’ is the 1st e-book to summarize long term study at this significant Maya website. the result of fieldwork and next analyses performed via individuals of the El Perú-Waka’ local Archaeological venture are coupled with theoretical techniques treating the themes of formality, reminiscence, and gear as deciphered via fabric continues to be stumbled on at Waka’.  The ebook is site-centered, but the fifteen wide-ranging contributions supply readers higher perception to the richness and complexity of Classic-period Maya tradition, in addition to to the ways that archaeologists think historic peoples negotiated their ritual lives and comprehended their very own pasts.


El Perú-Waka’ is an historical Maya urban situated in present-day northwestern Petén, Guatemala. Rediscovered by way of petroleum exploration staff within the mid-1960s, it's the greatest recognized archaeological web site within the Laguna del Tigre nationwide Park in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve. The El Perú-Waka’ local Archaeological venture initiated medical investigations in 2003, and during excavation and survey, researchers tested that Waka’ used to be a key political and monetary middle good built-in into Classic-period lowland Maya civilization, and reconstructed many facets of Maya existence and formality task during this old neighborhood. The examine special during this quantity offers a wealth of latest, considerable, and scientifically excavated information, which individuals procedure with clean theoretical insights. within the method, they lay out sound techniques for figuring out the ritual manipulation of monuments, landscapes, structures, items, and stories, in addition to similar subject matters encompassing the functionality and negotiation of strength in the course of the city’s broad sociopolitical history.

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