Mesoamerican (Culture Keyword)

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1996 BC Report (1996)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas Guderjan. David Driver. Heather Clagett. Helen Haines.

The Blue Creek project is marked by a broadening research design which remains focused on understanding the Blue Creek site core while, at the same time, allowing us to expand our forays into other sites and other issues. While past seasons have been marked by revolutionary changes in how we perceive Blue Creek, this year was marked by an increased depth of understanding. The year, we began shifting focus to the residential and agricultural aspects of the Blue Creek community as well as the...


1998 and 1999 BC Report (1999)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas Guderjan.

This report represents the efforts of the Blue Creek Archaeological Project during the 1998 and 1999 field seasons. The Blue Creek Project is a constantly evolving and growing research effort with the central goal of understanding the history, structure, and dynamics of the ancient Maya City of Blue Creek


2004 Season Summaries of The Blue Creek Regional Political Ecology Project, Upper Northwestern Belize (2004)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Kerry Sagebiel. Tim Beach. Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach. Jon Lohse. Jimmy Barrera. Antonio Padilla. Jason Gonzalez.

2004 SEASON SUMMARIES OF THE BLUE CREEK REGIONAL POLITICAL ECOLOGY PROJECT: Blue Creek Regional Political Ecology Project Ceramic Report: 2004 Season Kerry Lynn Sagebiel Blue Creek 2004 Field Season Report: Geomorphology, Pollen, and Hydrology Investigations Timothy Beach, Ph.D., and Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach. Ph.D 2004 Season Excavations in the Gran Cacao Ballcourt, Northwestern Belize Jon C. Lohse, Ph.D., Jimmy Barrera, and Antonio Padilla 2004 Ixno’ha Excavation...


Biosilicate analysis of residue in Maya dedicatory cache vessels from Blue Creek, Belize (2004)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Steven Bozarth. Thomas Guderjan.

Residues from nine ancient Maya dedicatory vessels were analyzed for biosilicates. In all cases, the analysis was successful in identifying plant and sponge remains that had been placed in the vessels. This analysis sheds light on ancient Maya plant use as well as ritual and religious practices.


Blue Creek
PROJECT Maya Research Program.

Background—The Maya City of Blue Creek Blue Creek is an ancient Maya city (900 BC–AD 1000) in northwestern Belize, just south of the southern Mexican border. Annual investigations of the site have been under way since 1990. Except for four years, these were, and continue to be, directed by Thomas Guderjan. Consequently, we have access to all records and archives of the project and have an excellent relationship with the government of Belize. The ancient city of Blue Creek covers more than 100...


Blue Creek Regional Ecology Project: 2001, 2002, and 2003 Research Summaries (2003)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Jon Lohse.

Over the past two seasons, the Blue Creek Regional Political Ecology Project, formerly the Blue Creek Archaeology Project (under the direction of Dr. Tom Guderjan) has shifted its research objectives away from earlier lines of inquiry to encompass both a broader scope of analysis and also embrace alternative though complementary questions regarding ancient Maya society. Important among the objectives that currently comprise our work in the Blue Creek area of northwestern Belize are: (1) better...


Cargos Versus Cost Sharing in Mesoamerican Fiestas, With Special Reference To Tzintzuntzan (1981)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Stanley Brandes.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


Constructing Hierarchy through Entitlement: Inequality in Lithic Resource Access among the Ancient Maya of Blue Creek, Belize. (2004)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Jason Barret.

ABSTRACT Constructing Hierarchy through Entitlement: Inequality in Lithic Resource Access among the Ancient Maya of Blue Creek, Belize. (December 2004) Jason Wallace Barrett, B.A., Rhode Island College; M.A., Texas A&M University Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. Harry J. Shafer This dissertation tests the theory that lithic raw materials were a strategic resource among the ancient Maya of Blue Creek, Belize that markedly influenced the development of socio-economic hierarchies...


Introduction to the 1995 Field Season (1995)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas Guderjan. David Driver. Helen Haines.

Our Goals are to examine the site of Blue Creek to better understand the political and economic interaction between the Maya of the Coastal Belize Zone and those of the Eastern Peten Zone. In addition, we view the Blue Creek project as an opportunity to undertake a comprehensive, integrated community study.


Large Format Feature Planview and Profile Maps and Selected Artifact Illustrations (2011)
IMAGE Thomas Guderjan.

This information resource is comprised of large format feature planview and profile maps and selected artifact illustrations from the Blue Creek Central Precinct, Ditched Fields, Chan Cahal, and Kin Tan


POLLEN, PARASITE, PHYTOLITH, AND ELEMENTAL COMPOSITION (XRF) ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES FROM LA ALBERCA ROCKSHELTER, MEXICO (2018)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Linda Scott Cummings.

La Alberca Rockshelter is a highland cliff painting site located in the Tancítaro volcanic range foothills, Michoacan, Mexico. The site exhibits Mesoamerican motifs on the primary rock panel, while Archaic motifs are distributed throughout the cliff walls. Excavations at the rockshelter recovered obsidian flakes, an obsidian arrowhead, a smoothing or polishing rock, faunal remains, and a human skeleton. The burial included grave goods, and upon further excavation, it appears to have been...


Public Architecture, Ritual, and Temporal Dynamics at the Maya Center of Blue Creek, Belize (2004)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas Guderjan.

This paper summarizes more than a decade of excavations in the monumental core precinct of the Maya center of Blue Creek in Northwestern Belize.


A Review of Human and Natural Changes in Maya Lowlands Wetlands over the Holocene (2009)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Stephen Reichardt

In the Maya Lowlands of Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala two main types of wetlands have played important roles in human history: bajos or intermittently wet environments of the upland, interior Yucatán and perennial wetlands of the coastal plains. Many of the most important Maya sites encircle the bajos, though our growing evidence for human-wetland interactions is still sparse. The deposits of these wetlands record two main eras of slope instability and wetland aggradation: the...


A Review of Human and Natural Changes in Maya Lowlands Wetlands Over the Holocene
DOCUMENT Full-Text Tim Beach. Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach. Nicholas Dunning. John Jones. Jon Lohse. Tom Guderjan. Steve Bozarth. Sarah Millspaugh. Tripti Bhattacharya.

In the Maya Lowlands of Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala two main types of wetlands have played important roles in human history: bajos or intermittently wet environments of the upland, interior Yucatán and perennial wetlands of the coastal plains. Many of the most important Maya sites encircle the bajos, though our growing evidence for human-wetland interactions is still sparse. The deposits of these wetlands record two main eras of slope instability and wetland aggradation: the...


The Status of Excavations and Research at Blue Creek - 1997 (1997)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Thomas Guderjan. David Driver. Helen Haines.

This report provides an overview of six years of fieldwork and research at the Blue Creek site. At this stage the project is designed to be an investigation of the internal structure of a single Maya city, with consideration of the city's temporal and functional dynamics as well as relationships with its neighbors. This report summarizes the status of these efforts both topically and in terms of fieldwork accomplished and future field seasons.


Turquoise Sources and Source Analysis: Mesoamerica and the Southwestern U.S.A. (1977)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Phil C. Weigand. Garman Harbottle. Edward V. Sayre.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.