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Growing the Ancient Maya Social-Ecological System from the Bottom Up  

Scott Heckbert, Christian Isendahl, Joel D. Gunn, Simon Brewer, Vernon L. Scarborough, Arlen F. Chase, Diane Z. Chase, Robert Costanza, Nicholas P. Dunning, Timothy Beach, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, David L. Lentz, and Paul Sinclair

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Jan 2019
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Apr 2016
Archaeological data can be represented in quantitative models to test theories of societal growth, development, and resilience. This chapter describes the results of simulations employing ... More

Historical Archaeology in Central America  

Rosemary A. Joyce, Esteban Gomez, and Russell Sheptak

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Jan 2015
Historical archaeology in Central America is an archaeology of colonization, exploring processes through which indigenous, European-, and African-descendant people created new practices of ... More

Historical Archaeology in Central and Western Mesoamerica  

Patricia Fournier G. and Thomas H. Charlton

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
Recently there has been increasing interest in historical archaeology on a worldwide scale. A number of papers have been published dealing with the emergence and growth of historical ... More

Landscape Change in the Maya Region, 1450–1910 ad  

Rani T. Alexander

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
Landscape transformations are at the heart of archaeological debate over whether native cultural practices in the Maya region survived the Spanish invasion. This article examines landscape ... More

Population Decline during and after Conquest  

Rebecca Storey

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
Two big controversies continue to be debated about what happened to Native Americans when Europeans arrived in the Western Hemisphere to conquer and colonize. The first controversy is over ... More

The Spanish Conquest and the Archaeology of the Colonial and Republican Periods  

John M.D. Pohl

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Sep 2012
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Nov 2012
The development of historical archaeology as a social science is a relatively recent phenomenon in Mesoamerica. Most published studies have been limited to purely descriptive reports of ... More

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