City of the Centipede, Part 1: Context, Boundaries, Community Organization, and Land-Use at El Peru-Waka', Peten, Guatemala
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Part I of II. The Waka’ Archaeological Project (PAW) has conducted over a decade of archaeological investigations documenting the modification, layout, use, and chronology of monumental and residential landscapes of the Classic lowland city of El Perú-Waka’. These papers will evaluate current theoretical and methodological perspectives of ancient Classic Maya urbanism based on fifteen years of excavation and survey at El Perú-Waka’. Contextualized by the recent LiDAR survey of the region, Part I will identify the major landscape features that define Waka’ urban core and present preliminary summaries of its settlement and land-use patterns. While El Perú-Waka’ was a "typical" Classic Maya city in many ways, the PAW and LiDAR settlement and archaeological data reveal a distinctly "local" pattern of urbanization, landscape modification, and political history.
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City of the Centipede, Part 1: Context, Boundaries, Community Organization, and Land-Use at El Peru-Waka', Peten, Guatemala. Damien Marken, Keith Eppich, Olivia Navarro-Farr, Juan Carlos Perez. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449985)
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Abstract Id(s): 25555