Cerro Palenque: Power and Identity on the Maya Periphery by Rosemary A. Joyce PDF

By Rosemary A. Joyce

ISBN-10: 0292711409

ISBN-13: 9780292711402

ISBN-10: 1477306153

ISBN-13: 9781477306154

Excavations at Cerro Palenque, a hilltop web site within the Ulua Valley of northwest Honduras, revolutionized students’ rules in regards to the Terminal vintage interval (roughly advert 850–1050) of Maya historical past and concerning the approach during which cultures of the southeast Maya outer edge with regards to the Lowland Maya. during this pathfinding examine, Rosemary Joyce combines archaeological information gleaned from website study in 1980–1983 with anthropological thought concerning the evolution of social strength to reconstruct whatever of the tradition and lifeways of the prehispanic population of Cerro Palenque.

Joyce organizes her learn in a unique manner. instead of featuring every one type of excavated fabric (ceramics, lithics, etc.) in a separate bankruptcy, she integrates this knowledge in discussions of what humans did and the place they did it, leading to a reconstruction of social job greater than in an outline of fabric culture.

Joyce’s findings point out that the precolumbian elites of the Ulua Valley had very robust and diverse contacts with Lowland Maya tradition, basically throughout the Bay of Honduras, with a ways much less touch with Copán within the Highlands. The elites used their contacts with those far-off, robust cultures to augment their distinction from the folks they governed and the legitimacy in their privileged prestige. certainly, their dependence on overseas contacts finally resulted in their downfall whilst their overseas companions reorganized their financial and social order in the course of the Terminal vintage period.

Although archaeological learn within the sector has been undertaken because the Eighteen Nineties, Cerro Palenque is the 1st full-length research of an Ulua Valley web site ever released. Joyce’s pioneering approach—archaeological ethnography—will be of curiosity to students facing any prehistoric humans whose fabric continues to be give you the simply clues to their culture.

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