publication . Thesis . 2016

Ancient Maya Settlement and the Alacranes Bajo: Landscape and Communities in the Three Rivers Region

Hammond, G. A.;
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  • Published: 28 Jul 2016
  • Publisher: UCL (University College London)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This thesis represents the archaeological investigation of a distinctive zone of the Three Rivers Region (TRR) of far northwestern Belize. The zone is dominated by the Alacranes Bajo, a seasonally inundated karstic depression bordered by the settlements of Nojol Nah and Tulix Mul. Understanding the relationship of the settlements to the bajo and to the wider political landscape of the TRR makes an important contribution to our knowledge of land use by the ancient Maya. My research seeks to discover whether the settlements on the eastern edge of the Alacranes Bajo could be described as bajo-centric. That is, were they specifically located with the purpose of util...
Subjects
free text keywords: Maya Archaeology, Bajos, Three Rivers Region, Landscape Archaeology, Archaeology
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Thesis . 2016

THE MAYA LOWLANDS CONTEXT ......................................................................................................21 THE EASTERN ALACRANES BAJO AREA .............................................................................................27 EASTERN ALACRANES BAJO AREA SETTLEMENTS: NOJOL NAH AND TULIX MUL ..............................32

Abstract
This thesis represents the archaeological investigation of a distinctive zone of the Three Rivers Region (TRR) of far northwestern Belize. The zone is dominated by the Alacranes Bajo, a seasonally inundated karstic depression bordered by the settlements of Nojol Nah and Tulix Mul. Understanding the relationship of the settlements to the bajo and to the wider political landscape of the TRR makes an important contribution to our knowledge of land use by the ancient Maya. My research seeks to discover whether the settlements on the eastern edge of the Alacranes Bajo could be described as bajo-centric. That is, were they specifically located with the purpose of util...
Subjects
free text keywords: Maya Archaeology, Bajos, Three Rivers Region, Landscape Archaeology, Archaeology
Related Organizations
Download from
UCL Discovery
Thesis . 2016

THE MAYA LOWLANDS CONTEXT ......................................................................................................21 THE EASTERN ALACRANES BAJO AREA .............................................................................................27 EASTERN ALACRANES BAJO AREA SETTLEMENTS: NOJOL NAH AND TULIX MUL ..............................32

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