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Commoner Landscape, Ritual, and Symbolism in the Shadow of Dos Hombres: Recent Investigations at the Site of Chawak But’o’ob.

Author(s): Stanley Walling ; Travis Cornish ; Chance Coughenour ; Jonathan Hanna ; Christine Taylor

Year: 2017

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Summary

A number of seasons of research at the site of Chawak But’o’ob in the southwestern outskirts of the city of Dos Hombres have revealed an architecturally humble community characterized by dense habitation and extensive landscape modification as well as domestic and public ritual. The evidence suggests that the inhabitants of this farming community had an eye toward symbolism in decisions they made about the disposition of domestic and public structures as well as the manipulation of water and soils. The archaeological investigation of this site, which among other things, includes a ballcourt complex, suggests that meticulous examination of relic lowland agrarian settlement has the potential to reveal evidence for unexpectedly complex systems of meaning among the non-literate members of Maya culture.


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Commoner Landscape, Ritual, and Symbolism in the Shadow of Dos Hombres: Recent Investigations at the Site of Chawak But’o’ob.. Stanley Walling, Travis Cornish, Chance Coughenour, Jonathan Hanna, Christine Taylor. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431533)


Keywords

General
Commoner Maya Ritual

Geographic Keywords
Central America


Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 17235

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