Pathways to Complexity : A View From the Maya Lowlands

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    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Pathways to Complexity synthesizes a wealth of new archaeological data to illuminate the origins of Maya civilization and the rise of Classic Maya culture. In this volume, prominent Maya scholars argue that the development of social, religious, and economic complexity began during the Middle Preclassic period (1000–300 B.C.), hundreds of years earlier than previously thought. Contributors reveal that villages were present in parts of the lowlands by 1000 B.C., challenging the prevailing models estimating when civilization took root in the area. Combining recent discoveries from the northern lowlands—an area often neglected in other volumes—and the southern lowlands, the collection then traces the emergence of sociopolitical inequality and complexity in all parts of the Yucatan peninsula over the course of the Middle Preclassic period. They show that communities evolved in different ways due to influences such as geographical location, ceramic exchange, shell ornament production, agricultural strategy, religious ritual, ideology, and social rankings. These varied pathways to complexity developed over half a millennium and culminated in the institution of kingship by the Late Preclassic period. Presenting exciting work on a dynamic and poorly understood time period, Pathways to Complexity demonstrates the importance of a broad, comparative approach to understanding Preclassic Maya civilization and will serve as a foundation for future research and interpretation. Contributors: M. Kathryn Brown | George Bey III | Tara Bond-Freeman | Fernando Robles Castellanos | Tomas Gallareta Negron | E. Wyllys Andrews V | Anthony Andrews | David S. Anderson | Lauren Sullivan | Jaime J. Awe | James F. Garber | Mary Jane Acuña | William Saturno | Bobbi Hohmann | Terry Powis | Paul Healy | Richard Hansen | Donald W. Forsyth | David Freidel | Barbara Arroyo | Richard E. W. Adams A volume in the series Maya Studies, edited by Diane Z. Chase and Arlen F. Chase
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      9780813054841. 9780813052984.
    • Accession Number:
      1027218948
    • Accession Number:
      1628610
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    • ABNT:
      M. KATHRYN BROWN; GEORGE J. BEY III. Pathways to Complexity : A View From the Maya Lowlands. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2018. ISBN 9780813054841. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1628610. Acesso em: 6 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      M. Kathryn Brown, George J. Bey III. Pathways to Complexity : A View From the Maya Lowlands. University Press of Florida; 2018. Accessed December 6, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1628610
    • APA:
      M. Kathryn Brown, & George J. Bey III. (2018). Pathways to Complexity : A View From the Maya Lowlands. University Press of Florida.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      M. Kathryn Brown, and George J. Bey III. 2018. Pathways to Complexity : A View From the Maya Lowlands. Maya Studies. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1628610.
    • Harvard:
      M. Kathryn Brown and George J. Bey III (2018) Pathways to Complexity : A View From the Maya Lowlands. Gainesville: University Press of Florida (Maya Studies). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1628610 (Accessed: 6 December 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      M. Kathryn Brown & George J. Bey III 2018, Pathways to Complexity : A View From the Maya Lowlands, Maya Studies, University Press of Florida, Gainesville, viewed 6 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      M. Kathryn Brown, and George J. Bey III. Pathways to Complexity : A View From the Maya Lowlands. University Press of Florida, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1628610.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      M. Kathryn Brown, and George J. Bey III. Pathways to Complexity : A View From the Maya Lowlands. Maya Studies. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1628610.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      M. Kathryn Brown, George J. Bey III. Pathways to Complexity : A View From the Maya Lowlands [Internet]. Gainesville: University Press of Florida; 2018 [cited 2020 Dec 6]. (Maya Studies). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1628610