Early Political Changes in La Corona: Architecture and Function in the Palace Complex
Author(s): José Bustamante
Over the past decade, the La Corona Archeological Project has been investigating the site’s palace complex, focusing primarily on its final construction phases. The focus is common in lowland Maya archaeology because of the relative ease of conducting extensive excavations on terminal phase architecture. However, at La Corona, major tunneling efforts have also explored the earlier architectural phases of the palace. As a result, the project has identified three construction phases that date to the Early Classic, two of which date to before the beginning of the site’s long-lived political alliance with the Kaanul kingdom. In this paper, we discuss the architectural patterns of an Early Classic palace in the Maya lowlands as well as demonstrate how this palace was modified after the La Corona rulers became Kaanul’s vassals.
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Early Political Changes in La Corona: Architecture and Function in the Palace Complex. José Bustamante. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 445421)
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