Andrews, E. Wyllys (Edward Wyllys). Classic to Postclassic: a summary discussion

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Title: Classic to Postclassic: a summary discussion

Published in: Late Lowland Maya civilization : classic to postclassic, edited by Jeremy A. Sabloff and E. Wyllys Andrews V

Published By: Late Lowland Maya civilization : classic to postclassic, edited by Jeremy A. Sabloff and E. Wyllys Andrews V Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1986. 433-456 p.

By line: Jeremy A. Sabloff ; E. Wyllys Andrews V

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

Culture: Postclassic Maya (NY54)

Subjects: Identification (101); Reviews and critiques (114); Prehistory (172); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Cultural participation (184); Ceramic technology (323); Architecture (341); Ordering of time (805); Chronologies and culture sequences (911);

Abstract: Andrews and Sabloff summarize the chapters in their edited book (eHRAF documents numbered 30-41). '[They] believe that the principal thrust of the papers in this volume...is a reorientation of our view of ancient Maya civilization away from the traditional perception of the time from the Late Classic until the Spanish conquest,' (page 433) and they present the diverse opinions of the book's authors pointing out the complexity of Maya civilization during the Postclassic. Much of this document is spent discussing the 'relationship of Chichen Itza to other Terminal Classic and Early Postclassic sites,' in the Maya Lowlands (page 434). A concomitant problem is one of dating and whether to accept a correlation of the Maya and Christian calendars at 11.3.0.0.0 or 11.16.0.0.0. Andrews and Sabloff also argue that there was a significant change in Maya civilization after the fall of Chichen Itza and they see a break from the cultural tradition of the Classic Period with the rise of Mayapan and other late sites.

Document Number: 42

Document ID: ny54-042

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: For bibliographical references see document number 6:Anonymous

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Archaeologist-4

Analyst: Sarah Berry ; 2000

Coverage Date: Terminal Classic through Postclassic Periods

Coverage Place: Maya Lowlands; Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico

LCSH: Mayas--Antiquities

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