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Space, Ritual and Production at Wari Camp

Author(s): Sarah Wigley ; Laura Levi ; Antonia Figueroa

Year: 2015

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This paper examines the construction of residential and ritual space at the prehispanic Maya site of Wari Camp, located in northwestern Belize in the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area. We explore the productive activities of temple and pair groups at the site through examination of lithic and ceramic material recovered from excavations conducted at the northern satellite of the site in 2012. In addition, environmental and soil data from the site provides insight into the relationships between the natural landscape and residential groups. This variety of data assists in creating a broader understanding of the Wari Camp landscape through exploration of connections between architecture and cultural material of residential groups and the environment in which they are situated. By exploring the association of residential architecture and the natural environment we can gain a better understanding between space, ritual and production and their connection to place and landscape.

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Space, Ritual and Production at Wari Camp. Sarah Wigley, Antonia Figueroa, Laura Levi. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398074)


Landscape Maya

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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