Puuc (Other Keyword)

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Dissecting the Heart of a Puuc Royal Court: A Diachronic Analysis of Structure N1065E1025 and Associated Deposits at Kiuic, Yucatán. (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Tomás Gallareta Cervera. George J. Bey III. Rossana May Ciau.

Research on the site of Kiuic, in the Puuc region of the Yucatán Peninsula, has recovered evidence of a long and continuous period of building activity that dates from approximately 700 B.C. to A.D. 900. The construction sequence of Structure N1065E1025, a nine meter temple-pyramid located at the center of the site, evidences episodic changes that transformed the building from a raised platform in the Middle Preclassic to the center of a royal court in the Late Classic and finally a ceremonial...

Fringe Benefits?: Historical Household Investigations at Rancho Kiuic, Yucatan, Mexico (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Maggie Morgan-Smith.

This paper presents preliminary findings from recent research at Rancho Kiuic, an 18th- 20th century landed estate in the Puuc region of Yucatán, México. Occupied by generations of Maya-speaking landowners and laborers during the Colonial and Republican eras, the Rancho represents a site type with that has seen little archaeological or ethnohistoric investigation. Drawing on household-level excavation data, oral histories among the Rancho’s descendant community, and archival research,...

Lord of the Ring Structures: Burnt Lime Production and the Ancient Puuc Economy (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ken Seligson. Tomás Gallareta Negrón. Rossana May Ciau. George J. Bey III.

Burnt lime was one of the most significant and ubiquitous materials utilized in the daily lives of the ancient Maya. Lime was a key ingredient in the mortar that they used to construct monumental edifices and residential structures, as well as the lime plaster that they used to coat the facades, floors and interior walls of these structures. Lime was also crucial for maintaining a viable maize-based diet through the nixtamalization process. The recent identification of a series of ring...

Maya Architecture in the Northern Lowlands (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Maline Werness-Rude. Kaylee Spencer.

It has long been recognized that ancient Maya architecture encoded sacred ideologies and replicated primordial landscapes through building forms and structural orientations. Many studies have focused on the architecture of the Southern Maya Lowlands, where rich textual sources exist and where an abundance of archaeological data aids in efforts to understand and interpret the meanings of architectural groups. We seek to augment interpretive frameworks with respect to the Northern Maya Lowlands,...

A Model for Interpreting the Royal Court Puuc Tradition (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Tomás Gallareta Cervera.

Throughout sixteen years of research at the archaeological site of Kiuic, located in the Puuc zone of the Yucatán Peninsula, explorations have yielded the complete construction sequence of its Late Classic Period royal court and central architectural group, Yaxché. Deep and detailed excavations at the group’s central building, Str. N1065E1025, have produced a unique picture of the evolution of architecture, modification of the landscape, and its role in the consolidation of royal power through...

Over the Hills: Decline and Abandonment of the Bolonchén District (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rebecca Hill.

This paper examines the final decades of the Terminal Classic and the beginning of the Postclassic in the Bolonchén district of the Puuc region of the northern Maya lowlands. Archaeological evidence for the decline and abandonment of the Bolonchén district at the close of the Terminal Classic period is presented. Particular attention is given to the material remains of a late Terminal Classic population at Huntichmul, an example of a Puuc center in decline and most likely abandoned by the close...