Item description for K'axob: Ritual, Work and Family in an Ancient Maya Village (Monograph 51, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA) (Monumenta Archaeologica (Univ of Calif-La, Inst of Archaeology)) by Patricia A. McAnany...
Shortly after 800 B.C., a village was founded in the wetland and riverine habitat of northern Belize. Now called K'axob, this Maya community grew and prospered through Formative and Classic times. A millennial-long record of Formative life has been investigated archaeologically by peeling back the closely stratified layers of superimposed domiciles. These houses, their domestic and mortuary features, and associated artifacts reveal a conscious construction of identity and shed light on the manner in which materiality was manipulated in response to larger political dictates. Long-term stasis in material remains suggests that artisan production played a key role in social reproduction, yet the manner in which access to key resources was increasingly localized intimates a political landscape of crystallizing hierarchies. Subfloor mortuary interments were spatially associated with cuisine-related features such as sherd-lined pits, reflecting a cosmology in which ritual and work were closely integrated. These insights and more are presented in individual chapters that examine the material remains of early K'axob. An accompanying interactive CD provides complementary materials on a scale never before achieved and includes comprehensive data sets, over one thousand images (both photographs and line drawings), a tour of K'axob, and 3-D models of the excavation units.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.1" Width: 8.8" Height: 1.3" Weight: 3.45 lbs.
Publisher Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
ISBN 1931745099 ISBN13 9781931745093
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More About Patricia A. McAnany
Patricia McAnany is Kenan Eminent Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and President of the Society for Economic Anthropology. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Dumbarton Oaks, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Dr McAnany is the principal investigator of the Xibun Archaeological Research Project (in Belize, Central America). She is the author of Living with the Ancestors: Kinship and Kingship in Ancient Maya Society and editor of K'axob: Ritual Work and Family in an Ancient Maya Village and Sacred Landscape and Settlement in the Sibun River Valley.
Patricia A. McAnany has an academic affiliation as follows - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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