"A Mischief that is Past and Gone": Situating Ka’Kabish in the Larger Ancient Maya Political

Author(s): Helen Haines; Sagebiel Kerry

Year: 2015


Discussions of ancient socio-political interactions are most productive when site-specific archaeological data is incorporated into a multi-scalar analysis that includes centres of different distinction. The ability to integrate centres into a nuanced landscape is a luxury derived from a long legacy of archaeological work by different researchers. This work draws upon the increasing large corpus of data created for north-central Belize over the last 50 years. In this paper, we present a preliminary synthesis of data from Ka’Kabish and speculate about possible inter-site interactions in the region. Our goal is to situate what we currently know about the culture history of Ka’Kabish into the larger ancient Maya political landscape of North-Central Belize and to shed light on the political dynamics of this region.

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"A Mischief that is Past and Gone": Situating Ka’Kabish in the Larger Ancient Maya Political. Helen Haines, Sagebiel Kerry. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 394812)


Belize Maya Mesoamerica

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min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;