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Palenque; recent investigations at the classic Maya center.


Palenque; recent investigations at the classic Maya center.

Ed. by Damien B. Marken.

AltaMira Press


335 pages




Too detailed to serve as an introduction to the archaeology of Palenque, the Maya site in the Mexican state of Chiapas, this collection instead aims to collect as much new information as possible on five recent archaeological projects conducted in and around Palenque over the past ten years. The 14 contributions presented by Marken (a doctoral candidate in anthropology at Southern Methodist U.) include chronological overviews of ceramic developments and architectural construction, analysis of settlement forms and water management, reports on recent excavations of residential compounds and temples, interpretations of evidence on dynastic succession and ritual purification, and discussion of restoration considerations.

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