Andrews, Anthony P.. Late Postclassic lowland Maya

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Title: Late Postclassic lowland Maya

Published in: Journal of world prehistory -- Vol. 7, no. 1

Published By: Journal of world prehistory -- Vol. 7, no. 1 New York: Plenum Press, 1993. 35-69 p.

By line: Anthony P. Andrews

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2001. Computer File

Culture: Postclassic Maya (NY54)

Subjects: Identification (101); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); Architecture (341); Settlement patterns (361); External trade (439); Visual arts (5311); Community structure (621); Provinces (635); Chronologies and culture sequences (911); Typologies and classifications (914);

Abstract: This article is basically a summary and review of Late Postclassic lowland Maya archaeology dating from approximately 800 B.P. to 483 B.P. (1200 A.D.- 1517 A.D.).'The history of past research is outlined, and investigations on topics of major scholarly concern are discussed. The current data allow us to present an approximate reconstruction of the events and processes that characterize the period, although the information on many areas and topics is still fragmentary. Research in Maya archaeology has focused heavily on the more spectacular developments of earlier periods, creating the impression that the last few centuries of the prehispanic era were a time of disorganization and decline. New data and interpretations indicate that the Late Postclassic was a dynamic period in which the lowland Maya were moving in new directions, restructuring their society and worldview '(p. 35).

Document Number: 1

Document ID: ny54-001

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 60-69)

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Archaeologist-4

Analyst: John Beierle ; 2000

Coverage Date: 800 B.P.-483 B.P. (1200 A.D.-1517 A.D.)

Coverage Place: Yucatan peninsula, Mexico

LCSH: Mayas--Antiquities

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