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Archaeology, Epigraphy and the Development of Long-term Alliance at La Corona, Guatemala

Author(s): David Stuart ; Marcello Canuto ; Tomas Barrientos

Year: 2016

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The integrated program of epigraphic and archaeological research at La Corona, Guatemala aims to document, analyze and understand the development of this highly unusual Maya center during of the Classic period. Known as Saknikte’ in ancient texts, La Corona served as the locus of a small court with its own dynastic history and exhibiting close and long-lasting familial and political ties with the far larger Kaanul or “Snake” kingdom centered at Dzibanche and Calakmul. Architectural excavations at Saknikte’ have documented its evolution over this same time period, often revealing close correlations with the site’s written historical record. This integrated evidence shows that Saknikte' was neither an independent player nor a fully subservient vassal, but unique player on the Maya geopolitical landscape.

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Archaeology, Epigraphy and the Development of Long-term Alliance at La Corona, Guatemala. David Stuart, Marcello Canuto, Tomas Barrientos. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404269)


Epigraphy Maya

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Central America

Spatial Coverage

min long: -94.702; min lat: 6.665 ; max long: -76.685; max lat: 18.813 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America