Collapse, conquest and Maya survival at Lamanai, Belize

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Graham, Elizabeth; (2000)
  • Publisher: Ubiquity Press
  • Journal: Archaeology International (issn: 1463-1725, eissn: 2048-4194)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5334/ai.0416
  • Subject: Belize | CC1-960 | Archaeology | Lamanai | Maya; Lamanai; Belize; | Maya

The Maya civilization of Central America prompts visions of mysterious stone temples now buried in tropical forest. It is commonly supposed to have collapsed suddenly in the ninth century AD, but some Maya settlements, such as Lamanai, survived into the colonial period.... View more
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    1 . See D. M. Pendergast, "S tability through change: Lamanai, Belize,from the ninthto the seventeenth century" ,in Latelowland Mayacivili zation:Classicto Postclassic, J. A. Sabl off & E. W. Andrews V (eds),2 2 3 - 49 (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 19 86); and E. Graham, "Terminal Classic to early Historic Period vessels from Beliz e " , in Mayaceramics, P. M. Rice & R. J.Sharer (eds), 73-98 (Oxfor d: British Archaeological Reports International Series 345 (i), 1987).

    2 . D. M. Pendergast, "Lamanai, Belize: summary of excavation results, 19 74- 1 9 80", Journal of Field Archaeology 8, 29- 5 3 , 1 9 8 1 .

    3 . The new excavations at Lamanai are supported by a research grant from the Social and Humanities Research Council of Canada, with David Pendergast and myselfas eo-investigators. See the website of the Royal Ontario Museum,Toronto.

    4. E. Graham, "Mission archaeology " , AnnualReview of Anthropology 27, 25- 62, 1 9 98.

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