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Between House and Site: Considering Intermediate Units in Classic Maya Lowlands Settlements

Author(s): Eva Lemonnier ; Daniel Vallejo-Caliz ; Céline C. Lamb ; Shannon Plank

Year: 2015

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Traditionally, settlement archeology of the Classic Maya Lowlands recognizes several intermediate residential units between the house and the site. For over 50 years, the concept of neighborhood has been mentioned occasionally, but conclusive case studies are still rare. Yet the concept raises the important issue of the internal social structures of communities and their relationships. After briefly describing the methods that have helped identify intermediate units in the recently studied sites of La Joyanca (Peten, Guatemala) and Yaxché (Yucatan, Mexico), we consider the implications of such units within their larger social and political landscapes.

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Between House and Site: Considering Intermediate Units in Classic Maya Lowlands Settlements. Eva Lemonnier, Céline C. Lamb, Daniel Vallejo-Caliz, Shannon Plank. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396606)


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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