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Friends, Foes, or Uneasy Acquaintances? Copan's Relationship with its Neighbors

Author(s): Edy Barrios ; Antolin Velasquez Lopez ; Cameron McNeil ; Walter Burgos

Year: 2016

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A recent mapping and excavation project in the Copan Valley is taking a second view of communities outside of the Copan Pocket. The goal of this project is two-fold, one, to understand the environmental context of these sites, and two, to understand the relationship between them and the powerful leaders of the Copan Acropolis. It is unlikely that the kingdom of Copan could have reached its apogee without the support and subordination of its closest neighbors, a diversity of towns, villages and small groups spread throughout the fluvial pockets surrounding Copan. This talk specifically discusses Rio Amarillo, Quebrada Piedras Negras, Agua Sucia, and the sites of Finca del Cisne.

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Friends, Foes, or Uneasy Acquaintances? Copan's Relationship with its Neighbors. Edy Barrios, Antolin Velasquez Lopez, Cameron McNeil, Walter Burgos. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404398)


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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