Palenque is one of the best known and oldest Mayan archaeological sites. But recently little has been published on the ongoing work here. Marken's collection brings the archaeological record of Palenque up to date. Chapters cover a wide range of topics from architecture to hieroglyphic texts, from broad issues of chronology to settlement to theoretical and methodological issues concerning architectural excavations. Palenque represents an important update of research for any Mayan archaeologist.
Figures and tables -- Foreword / Merle Greene Robertson -- Preface / Damien B. Marken -- pt. 1. Introduction -- 1. Palenque archaeology : an introduction / Peter Mathews -- pt. 2. Chronology -- 2. Chronological chart and overview of ceramic developments at Palenque / Robert L. Rands -- 3. Palenque and selected survey sites in Chiapas and Tabasco : the preclassic / Robert L. Rands -- 4. The construction chronology of Palenque : seriation within an architectural form / Damien B. Marken -- pt. 3. Settlement -- 5. The problem of political integration in the Kingdom of Baak / Rodrigo Liendo Stuardo -- 6. Indicators of urbanism at Palenque / Edwin L. Barnhart -- 7. Creating space through water management at the classic Maya site of Palenque, Chiapas / Kirk D. French -- pt. 4. Architecture and excavation -- 8. Elite residential compounds at late classic Palenque / Damien B. Marken and Arnoldo Gonz??lez Cruz -- 9. Following the traces of temple XX : Proyecto Grupo de las Cruces 2002 excavations / Joshua A. Balcells Gonz??lez -- 10. A house of cards : construction, proportion, and form at temple XIX, Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico / Kirk D. Straight --
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 16th August 2013
Publisher: University Press of America