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Regional Maya Politics in the Late and Terminal Classic Northern Lowlands

Author(s): Travis Stanton

Year: 2015

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Linda Schele and David Freidel devoted a chapter of Forest of Kings to understanding the political relationships among Chichen Itza, Coba, and the Puuc cities during the Late and Terminal Classic periods. Much of their discussion was based on the iconography of Chichen Itza, although some was focused on the preliminary research that Freidel had initiated at Yaxuna by the time the book was published. In this paper I discuss more recent archaeological data from all three sites with a focus on Yaxuna. Current analyses indicate that there were several waves of outside influence after A.D. 600, but that the city of Yaxuna did not play an important role in the demise of Coba at the hands of the Itza.

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Regional Maya Politics in the Late and Terminal Classic Northern Lowlands. Travis Stanton. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395942)


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

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America