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Writers on the Storm: A Terminal Classic Migrant Maya Scribal Household

Author(s): Josalyn Ferguson

Year: 2016

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Summary

Despite the fact that images of Maya scribes in Classic period art are not uncommon, the identification of scribes and their households within the archaeological record remains elusive. The association of several utensils typically correlated with Maya scribal toolkits, and a prominent house mound at the Terminal Classic Maya community of Strath Bogue, has prompted the identification of this structure as a scribal household. This identification is of particular significance given that the site is argued to have been settled in the aftermath of the Maya "collapse" by a migrant population.


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Writers on the Storm: A Terminal Classic Migrant Maya Scribal Household. Josalyn Ferguson. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404564)


Keywords

General
Household Maya Scribe

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