Excavations in Residential Areas of Tikal—Nonelite Groups Without Shrines is a two-volume presentation of the excavations carried out in and near small residential structures at Tikal, Guatemala, beginning in 1961. These reports show that Tikal was more than a ceremonial center; in addition to its numerous temples, the great Maya city was home to a large population of people. These volumes look at the residential structures themselves as well as domestic artifacts such as burials, ceramic test pits, chultuns.
Tikal Report 20A is a descriptive presentation of the excavation data and includes nearly two hundred illustrations. Together with Tikal Report 20B, which reviews and interprets this data, this report augments the data presented in Tikal Reports 19 and 21.
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"The Tikal Reports . . . permit the kinds of broad thinking that can reshape our understanding of the ancient Maya. Haviland and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology deserve the highest praise for creating and publishing TR 20A and 20B."—Latin American Antiquity