Classic Period Maya (Other Keyword)

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Heterarchical Entanglement: The Complexity of Maya Water Management (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Adrian Chase.

Many large cities of the ancient Maya, occupied in the Classic Period from 300 to 900 CE, had limited or no access to permanent bodies of water. Instead, these low-density urban centers focused on harnessing the full extent of the seasonal rainfall their tropical environment provided. Previous research has highlighted the complex water management practices of the ancient Maya through their built environment and the sequestration of water into reservoirs (constructed feature sealed with clay or...

Late to Terminal Classic Period Obsidian Exchange and Regional Interaction in the Belize Valley (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Claire Ebert. Richard George. Julie Hoggarth. Rafael Guerra. Jaime Awe.

The ancient Maya employed a diverse set of economic strategies to access raw materials and finished products. In the Belize Valley, long-distance exchange of obsidian integrated sites into larger local and regional economic systems during the Classic period. We present the results of geochemical sourcing of obsidian artifacts using portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) from Late Classic to Terminal Classic period (ca. AD 600-900/1000) contexts at the sites of Cahal Pech, Baking Pot, and Lower Dover...

Residential Architecture at Caracol, Belize: Conjoined Buildings and Distributed Space (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Adrian Chase. Arlen Chase. Diane Chase.

During the Classic Period (A.D. 550-900), the ancient Maya inhabitants of Caracol resided in formally constructed residential groups comprised of a series of buildings. These residential groups are believed to have been occupied by extended families. Some of the structures constituted formal residences, but other structures served a variety of functions, ranging from cooking to storage. Additionally, over two-thirds of Caracol’s residential groups had at least one eastern building that was...