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Late Classic to Terminal Classic Maya Transitions: Modeling from NW Belize

Author(s): Angelina Locker ; Fred Valdez, Jr.

Year: 2016

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Summary

The Late Classic (AD 600-800) to Terminal Classic (AD 800-900) of NW Belize reveals a change in material culture, settlements, and social-political manifestations. Detailed here are some of the changes observed for the transition from the Late Classic to the Terminal Classic. Changes in material culture are described as are apparent choices in settlement locales between the two temporal phases. The interplay between material culture, settlements, and social-political organization are posited given available data and analysis. The prospect of utilizing other scientific (archaeometry) techniques are suggested as mechanisms for better defining the nature of temporal transitions as reflected in choices of material culture, settlements, etc. A model for explaining the changes and difference between the Late Classic and Terminal Classic Maya is presented as a testable hypothesis.


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Late Classic to Terminal Classic Maya Transitions: Modeling from NW Belize. Angelina Locker, Fred Valdez, Jr.. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403898)


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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