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An Intracoastal Waterway and Trading Port System in Prehispanic Northwest Yucatán, Mexico

Author(s): Anthony Andrews ; Fernando Robles

Year: 2016

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Summary

Archaeological and historical research along the northwest coast of the Yucatán peninsula during the last half century have led to a preliminary reconstruction of a 200 km-long navigable intracoastal waterway between the Celestun estuary and Dzilám de Bravo during the Classic period. Along this waterway are remains of settlements, ports, and port complexes that supported an extensive trade network that connected northern Yucatan to more distant trade networks to the south, via the coast of Campeche and rivers leading into the southern Maya lowlands and beyond.


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An Intracoastal Waterway and Trading Port System in Prehispanic Northwest Yucatán, Mexico. Anthony Andrews, Fernando Robles. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403028)


Keywords

General
Port Trading Waterway

Geographic Keywords
Mesoamerica


Spatial Coverage

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