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dc.contributor.advisorPalka, Joel W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBuechler, Jeffen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-13T21:34:39Z
dc.date.available2012-12-13T21:34:39Z
dc.date.created2012-08en_US
dc.date.issued2012-12-13
dc.date.submitted2012-08en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/9491
dc.description.abstractThe nature of ancient Maya political organization has long been debated. Recently, a focus on specific social and political interactions has been utilized to better characterize classic Maya political strategies. This research sought to analyze the nature of socio-political interaction between an intrusive Mutul dynasty and the local lords and population of the Petexbatun region of Guatemala in the Late Classic Period (A.D. 600-830). Three main avenues of investigation were used: hieroglyphic texts, ceramic data sets, and regional domestic architectural styles (both local and introduced). All known hieroglyphic texts associated with the region were analyzed for evidence of social and political interactions. A program of survey and excavation of ancient rural settlement between the power centers of Aguateca and Tamarindito was conducted and the distribution of architectural styles determined. Domestic ceramic assemblages resulting from these and previous investigations were examined for local and introduced characteristics. Little evidence for directed settlement was found, but some local emulation of Mutul elite architecture was implied. Preliminary results suggest that strategies employed by Mutul lords in the region, although varied, were predominantly indirect and perhaps exclusionary in nature. Further investigation is warranted.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsCopyright 2012 Jeff Buechleren
dc.subjectMayaen_US
dc.subjectpolitical organizationen_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjecthousehold archaeologyen_US
dc.subjectsettlement patternsen_US
dc.subjecthieroglyphic writingen_US
dc.subjectarchaeologyen_US
dc.subjectepigraphyen_US
dc.subjectsettlement surveyen_US
dc.subjectPetexbatunen_US
dc.subjectPetenen_US
dc.subjectGuatemalaen_US
dc.subjectAguatecaen_US
dc.subjectTamarinditoen_US
dc.titleMaya Socio-Political Interaction and Domestic Architecture in the Petexbatun, Guatemalaen_US
thesis.degree.departmentAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Illinois at Chicagoen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePhD, Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.type.genrethesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJunker, Laura L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKeeley, Lawrence H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRoosevelt, Anna C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberInomata, Takeshien_US
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