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By Lisa J. LeCount, Jason Yaeger

Most remedies of enormous vintage Maya websites similar to Caracol and Tikal regard Maya political association as hugely centralized. simply because investigations have inquisitive about civic constructions and elite palaces, even though, a severe a part of the image of vintage Maya political association has been missing.

The individuals to this quantity chart the increase and fall of the vintage Maya middle of Xunantunich, paying detailed realization to its altering relationships with the groups that comprised its hinterlands. They research how the altering relationships among Xunantunich and the bigger state of Naranjo affected the neighborhood inhabitants, the positioning in their farms and homes, and the diversity of monetary and subsistence actions during which either elites and commoners engaged. in addition they research the methods universal humans seized possibilities and met demanding situations provided by means of a altering political landscape.

The wealthy archaeological info during this publication express that incorporating topic groups and people—and protecting them incorporated—was an on-going problem to historic Maya rulers. earlier, archaeologists have lacked built-in nearby facts and a fine-grained chronology during which to record non permanent shifts in website occupations, subsistence ideas, and different vital practices of the everyday life of the Maya. This publication presents a revised photograph of Maya politics—one of alternative methods of governing and alliance formation between dominant facilities, provincial polities, and hinterland communities.

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The Getty Conservation Institute conservators Neville Agnew, Kathleen McDonnell, William Ginnell, Margaret MacLean, Martha Demas, Nicholas Stanley-Price, Rakesh Kumar, and Morgan Phillips provided consolidation help and scientific expertise. Lady Rae Harrington created and maintained the XAP Archival Resource database, and in addition, she cheerfully performed any duty that came her way in the field and at UCLA. The photograph archive was assembled through the generosity and cooperation of the Department of Archaeology in Belmopan, the University Museum at the University of Pennsylvania, the Peabody Museum, Euan MacKie, and The Xunantunich Archaeological Project 19 former Commissioner of Archaeology A.

However, allegiances formed through conflict and expressed by explicit statements of hierarchy, such as those between Calakmul and Naranjo in the early part of the Late Classic period (Martin and Grube 2008:72–75), were not so amicable and may have resulted in dominant/subordinate relationships that we associate with dependent allies. Claims of independence or an ideology of peers in historical documents is not uncommon, even in cases where the power relations between allies are clearly unequal.

Besides those directly contributing to this edited volume, we would like to thank Brad Adams, Ellen Bell, Ana María Boada, Geoffrey E. Braswell, Curtis Campaigne, Cathy Caneglia, Maureen Carpenter, Sabrina Chase, Minette Church, Gregg Cestaro, Erin Clancy, Delia Cosentino, Jennifer Ehret, Bevin Etheridge, William Feld, Chad Gifford, Eleanor Harrison-Buck, Rebecca Hays, Jim Huffman, Vickie Lippiard, Angela Matusik, Kathryn Maurer, 18 l e v e n t h a l , a s h m o r e , l e c o u n t , a n d ya e g e r James McGovern, Elisa Mendell, David Morin, Mary Morrison, John Musser, Linda Neff, Lori Pacheco, Terry Powis, Robin Robertson, Neil Ross, Julia Sanchez, Jennifer Scarborough, Jack Schram, Kevin Schwartz, Jennifer Smith, Noelle Thomas, Tatiana Torres, Marjolina van der Krift, Laura Villamil, John Walkey, David Wilson, and Gregg Wolff for their months of field and laboratory work, without which this volume would not have been possible.

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