Quirigua Reports, Volume IV

9781931707916: Hardback
Release Date: 7th May 2007

18 color, 207 b/w illus.

Dimensions: 216 x 279

Number of Pages: 376

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Quirigua Reports, Volume IV

Settlement Archaeology at Quirigua, Guatemala

Hardback / £86.00

This monograph reports the results of the Quiriguá Project Site Periphery Program, five seasons (1975-1979) of archaeological survey and excavation in the 96 km2 immediately adjoining the classic Maya site of Quiriguá. Ashmore identifies and helps us understand where and how the people of Quiriguá lived. She presents detailed material evidence in two data catalogues, for the floodplain settlement adjoining Quiriguá and for sites in the wider periphery.

The work situates Quiriguá settlement firmly in a regional context, benefiting from the extraordinary abundance of information amassed in southeastern Mesoamerica since 1979. It sheds new light on the political, economic, and social dynamics of the region including the sometimes-fractious interactions between Quiriguá, its overlords at Copan, and people elsewhere in the Lower Motagua Valley and beyond.

Content of this book's CD-ROM may be found online at this location: http://core.tdar.org/project/376582.

University Museum Monograph, 126

Wendy Ashmore is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Riverside.