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Arqueología en Chichén Itzá : nuevas explicaciones / Rafael Cobos, editor.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Mérida, Yucatán, México : Ediciones de la Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, 2016.
  • ©2016.
Εdition:
1a edición.
Description:
329 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Summary note:
From the first news in the 16th century that reported the existence of Chichen Itza in the Center-North of Yucatan, this pre-Hispanic community has been interpreted in different ways according to the data that have been found in the site. For example, during the 16th century, Chichen Itzá was renowned as a center or place of pilgrimage; during the 19th century, its majestic buildings did not go unnoticed by travelers, explorers and amateurs of archaeology who interpreted it as a city. The reader in this book will find another way to read and understand Chichen Itza. This reading and explanation is the outcome of doing two things. First, to reinterpret the archaeological data obtained from the numerous excavations carried out throughout the 20th century. Second, the use of new archaeological data found during the 21st century in different parts of the Centre and periphery of Chichen Itza. With this new information, and using the reasoning of anthropological theory - postmodern archaeology and archaeometric techniques, one of the most important Mayan cities of the lowlands of the North of Yucatan that had its peak during the Terminal Classic period (c. AD 800-900) and into the early portion of the Postclassic period (c. AD 900-1200), can be explained.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-329)
Language(s):
In Spanish.
Contents:
Introducción / Rafael Cobos -- PARTE I. Pristinas explicaciones, argumentos modernos -- Chichén Itzá a finales del periodo Clásico: asentamiento y cronologia de una ciudad -- La cuestión etnica en Chichén Itzá e Isla Cerritos -- El poder militar de Chichén Itzá: contra quien y por qué? -- La identidad cultural de Mesoamerica en el Epiclasico: aproximaciones desde el Tajín -- PARTE II. Datos recientes, nuevas interpretaciones -- Referencias -- Lista de figuras.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9786079405809
  • 6079405806
OCLC:
961186283
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