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By Brett A. Houk

"Brings jointly for the 1st time all of the significant websites of this a part of the Maya international and is helping us know the way the traditional Maya deliberate and outfitted their attractive towns. it's going to turn into either a guide and a resource of rules for different archaeologists for years to come."--George J. Bey III, coeditor of Pottery Economics in Mesoamerica

"Skillfully integrates the social histories of city development."--Vernon L. Scarborough, writer of The movement of energy: old Water structures and Landscapes

"Any student drawn to city making plans and the outfitted surroundings will locate this publication enticing and useful."--Lisa J. Lucero, writer of Water and Ritual

For greater than a century researchers have studied Maya ruins, and websites like Tikal, Palenque, Copán, and Chichén Itzá have formed our figuring out of the Maya. but towns of the japanese lowlands of Belize, a space that was once domestic to a wealthy city culture that endured and advanced for nearly 2,000 years, are handled as peripheral to those nice vintage interval websites. the new and humid weather and dense forests are inhospitable and make maintenance of the ruins tricky, yet this oft-ignored zone unearths a lot approximately Maya urbanism and culture.

Using information gathered from diverse websites in the course of the lowlands, together with the Vaca Plateau and the Belize River Valley, Brett Houk offers the 1st synthesis of those specific ruins and discusses tools for mapping and excavating them. contemplating the websites throughout the analytical lenses of the equipped setting and historic city making plans, Houk vividly reconstructs their political historical past, considers how they healthy into the bigger political panorama of the vintage Maya, and examines what they let us know approximately Maya urban building.

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