Andrews, Anthony P.. Chichen Itza and Coba: an Itza-Maya standoff in Early Postclassic Yucatan

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Title: Chichen Itza and Coba: an Itza-Maya standoff in Early Postclassic Yucatan

Published in: The Lowland Maya Postclassic, edited by Arlen F. Chase and Prudence M. Rice

Published By: The Lowland Maya Postclassic, edited by Arlen F. Chase and Prudence M. Rice Austin: University of Texas Press, 1985. 62-72 p.: maps

By line: Anthony P. Andrews and Fernando Robles C.

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

Culture: Postclassic Maya (NY54)

Subjects: Reviews and critiques (114); Historical reconstruction (174); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182); Ceramic technology (323); Exchange transactions (437); Competition (477);

Abstract: This study, based primarily on historical reconstruction, describes the arrival of the Itza on the Yucatan peninsula during the early Postclassic period, their expansion into the interior with the establishment of their capital at Chichen Itza, and their eventual control over most of northern Yucatan. The authors discuss the relationship of the Itza to the trading center and city of Coba both militarily and as trade competitors in the region. Much of the evidence for the presence of the Itza at various sites on the peninsula is based on the occurrence of Sotuta phase ceramics, which is characteristic of this culture.

Document Number: 28

Document ID: ny54-028

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: For bibliographical references see document number 2:Anonymous

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Archaeologists-4,5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 2000

Coverage Date: 1300 B.P.-800 B.P. (700 A.D.-1200 A.D.)

Coverage Place: Chichen Itza and Coba, Yucatan peninsula, Mexico

LCSH: Mayas--Antiquities

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