Recent Investigations in the Puuc Region of Yucatán [Paperback]

Meghan Rubenstein (Editor)

ISBN: 9781784915445 | Published by: Archaeopress Archaeology | Series: Pre-Columbian Archaeology | Volume: 8 | Year of Publication: 2017 | 172p, Illustrated throughout in black & white
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Recent Investigations in the Puuc Region of Yucatán


The scholarship assembled in this volume was first presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) in Austin, Texas, in April 2014. Some of the authors have chosen to publish their conference papers while others have expanded their topics. As a collection, the papers demonstrate a myriad of approaches to understanding the history of the Puuc region, incorporating archaeological, architectural, epigraphic, and iconographic studies. The geographic scope is also broad. Many of the recent and ongoing archaeological projects in the eastern Puuc region and its periphery are represented, including Dzehkabtún, H’wasil, Kabah, Kiuic, Labná, Sayil, Uxmal, and Xcoch, as well as the Chocholá ceramic tradition from the western Puuc. The projects are at various stages—some preliminary, others a portion of a larger investigation, while still others are revisiting older data—all with the aim to advance our field of study. It has been more than 10 years since a volume dedicated solely to the Puuc region has been published. While Puuc research frequently appears in collected volumes on the Yucatán peninsula or the Terminal Classic period, we are pleased to offer this representative example of ongoing work.

Table of Contents


Part I:
Archaeology: An Enigmatic Maya Center: Climate Change, Settlement Systems, and Water Adaptations at Xcoch, Puuc Region, Yucatán (Michael P. Smyth, Nicholas P. Dunning, Eric M. Weaver, Philip van Beynen, and David Ortegón Zapata)

In Search of Kilns: The Forms and Functions of Annular Structures in the Bolonchén District (Ken Seligson, Tomás Gallareta
Negrón, Rossana May Ciau, and George J. Bey III)

From Temple to Trash: Analysis and Interpretation of a Dismantled Stucco Façade and its Deposit from Kiuic, Yucatán (Melissa Galván Bernal, George J. Bey III, and Rossana May Ciau)

Un Acercamiento al Patrón de Asentamiento de Kabah, Yucatán (Luis Raúl Pantoja Díaz)

Investigación y Restauración Arquitectónicas en el Codz Pop de Kabah, Yucatán (Gustavo Novelo Rincón)

Terminaciones Rituales en los Principales Edificios de la Región Puuc (Lourdes Toscano Hernández y José Huchim Herrera)

Archaeological Fieldwork in the Transitional Zone Between Puuc and Chenes (Campeche, Mexico) (Iken Paap)

Part II:
Art and Writing: The Nunnery Quadrangle at Uxmal: Creation, Captive Sacrifice, Ritual, and Political Authority in a Puuc Maya Palace Complex (Jeff Karl Kowalski)

The Hieroglyphic Platform at Kabah (Meghan Rubenstein and Philipp Galeev)

Making it a Date: Positioning the Chocholá Style in Time and Space (Maline D. Werness-Rude)

The Hieroglyphic Doorway and Other Monuments from H’Wasil, Campeche (Carlos Pallán Gayol and Antonio Benavides Castillo)

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