Reconstructing the Life and Death of a Maya Ruler
New Methods and Techniques in the Study of Archaeological Materials from the Caribbean
Excavations of Maya burial vaults at Palenque, Mexico, half a century ago revealed what was then the most extraordinary tomb finding of the pre-Columbian world; its discovery has been crucial to an understanding of the dynastic history and ideology of the ancient Maya. Over the years, new analytical tools introduced uncertainties ...
Bioarchaeology of Maya Life, Death, and Identity at Classic Period Yaxuná
History and Archaeology
An Interdisciplinary Approach
This volume offers a novel interdisciplinary view of the migration, mobility, ethnicity, and social identities of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican peoples. In studies that combine bioarchaeology, ethnohistory, isotope data, and dental morphology, contributors demonstrate the challenges and rewards of such integrative work when applied to large regional questions of population history.
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