Justine M. Shaw
Justine M. Shaw is a professor of anthropology at the College of the Redwoods and a research associate at Humboldt State University. She has served as the co-principal investigator of the Cochuah Regional Archaeological Survey since 2000. She is the author of White Roads of the Yucatán: Changing Social Landscapes of the Yucatec Maya and coeditor of Quintana Roo Archaeology.
Mexico's southern state of Quintana Roo is often perceived by archaeologists as a blank spot on the map of the Maya world, a region generally assumed to hold little of interest thanks to its relative isolation from the rest of Mexico. But salvage archaeology required by recent development along the "Maya Riviera," along with a suite ...
Maya sacbeob, or raised "white roads," are often considered a single class of features, with a sole purpose. In this first systematic examination of their functions, meanings, arrangements, and construction styles, Justine Shaw reveals that these causeways served a variety of cultural and natural functions. In White Roads of the Yucatán, ...
Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspectives on the Northern Lowlands
This book, the first major collection of data from the Cochuah region investigations, presents and analyzes findings on more than eighty sites and puts them in the context of the findings of other investigations from outside the area.
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