Power and Polity in the Motul de San José Zone: Recent Research at Kantet’u’ul and Chachaklu’um
Motul de San José dominated a swath of the northern shore of Lake Peten Itza in central Peten, Guatemala, during the Late Classic. Recent excavations at two small sites in the periphery of Motul de San José, Kante’t’u’ul (approx. 3km northwest) and Chachacklu’um (approx. 5km east) investigated the relations between these secondary centers and their political overlords at Motul de San José. The divergent cultural histories, settlement patterns, architecture, and material culture of these two minor centers will be compared to reflect on the means of control and strategies of power used by Motul de San José at its apogee during the eighth century A.D.
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- Society for American Archaeology 81st Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL (2016) •
- Preclassic to Colonial: Current Investigations in the Petén Lakes Region, Guatemala
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Power and Polity in the Motul de San José Zone: Recent Research at Kantet’u’ul and Chachaklu’um. Antonia Foias, Kitty Emery. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404150)
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