A Middle Classic Horizon? Tracking Calakmul’s Rise in the Ceramics of the Central Karstic Uplands
Joe Ball’s seminal work on the ceramics of Becan, Campeche, Mexico, anchored two generations of research on the the ancient Maya. His analysis, for the most part, has stood the test of time, and his recent revisions to it reflect the breadth of his knowledge, and his ability to re-conceptualize a problem in light of subsequent research.
One aspect of his Becan work that has proved elusive to other researchers is the definition of a Middle Classic. Although some have isolated a Middle Classic component similar to Ball’s Sabucan Complex, most find the period problematic. The recent identification of Middle Classic Macanxu Group ceramics in stratified residential debris at Yaxnohcah is described here, in the context of an expanding Calakmul polity.
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A Middle Classic Horizon? Tracking Calakmul’s Rise in the Ceramics of the Central Karstic Uplands. Debra Walker, Kathryn Reese-Taylor, Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown, Shawn Morton. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444553)
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