Miscellaneous Investigations in Central Tikal

9781931707398: Hardback
Release Date: 4th December 2002

148 illus.

Dimensions: 216 x 279

Number of Pages: 173

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Miscellaneous Investigations in Central Tikal

Tikal Report 23A

Hardback / £43.00

The Great Maya center of Tikal in Guatemala is famous for its well-preserved architecture. This book presents detailed descriptions of a selection of unexcavated standing structures in the forests around the site center that complement the Museum's Architectural Survey conducted from 1960 to 1970. The survey produced measured drawings—plans, sections, elevations, and details—supplemented by descriptive text and quantitative tables for each structure. All structures are vaulted, and some are major works.

TR 23 A is the primary record of important parts of Tikal's urban landscape, with clear, precise, and usable architectural analyses for Mayanists, archaeologists, art historians, architectural historians, urbanists, and those interested in construction techniques and in uses of Maya buildings.

University Museum Monograph, 114

H. Stanley Loten is an architect and Distinguished Research Professor at Carleton University.