Ceramic Sequence at Uaxactun, Guatemala

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Author: Smith, Robert Sidney (1919-2009)

Year: 1955

Publisher: Tulane University Press

Place: New Orleans

Description:

2 volumes. viii+214 with charts, figures, drawings, tables, maps including one fold out and one in back pocket, index; viii+[173 unpaginated] pages with figures and plates. Quarto (10 1/2" x 8") bound in original publisher's green wrappers. Middle American Research Institute Publication number 20. First edition.

The present study concerns Uaxactun, a ruined Maya city in the dense jungle of the north-central part of the Department of El Peten, Guatemala. The site was discovers by S G Morley in 1916, and excavations carried on there by Carnegie Institution of Washington between 1926 and 1937. Uaxactun was a large and very important ceremonial center lying in the hear of the Old empire region in which the Classic Maya civilization seems to have had its origin and from which it appears to have spread out in all directions. In this report the Maya area is considered to include those parts of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize that were occupied in the sixteenth century by peoples speaking languages of the Maya stock.

Condition:

Corners bumped, soiled, hinges corners and spine ends rubbed, edge wear, spine ends chipped else a good set.


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