Maya Palaces: Royal Courts of the Ancient and Not-So-Ancient Maya


The Palaces of the Peten Campechano and the remainder of the Yucatan Peninsula represent single and composite, royal multipurpose households of varying shapes and sizes often associated with triadic relationships representing religious, civic, and military responsibilities. These relationships are manifest in structures at Calakmul, Oxpemul, Becan, Santa Rosa Xtampak, the triadic Monjas Quadrangle of Uxmal, Structure #385 of Dzibilchaltun, the triad of Noh Cah Chan Santa Cruz, El Palacio de Nachi Cocom, the Lacandon triad of Sac Balam in Chiapas and perhaps, the three brothers of Chichen Itza. They represent continuity in Maya Lowland culture from Preclassic times to the present.

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Maya Palaces: Royal Courts of the Ancient and Not-So-Ancient Maya. William J. Folan, Maria del Rosario Dominguez C., Joel D. Gunn. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429085)


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 12130