Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/112130
Title:
Maya Royal Ritual: Architectonics as a Key to Political Organization
Author:
Smith, Adam T.
Citation:
Arizona Anthropologist 11:89-126. © 1994 Association of Student Anthropologists, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85719
Publisher:
University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology
Journal:
Arizona Anthropologist
Issue Date:
1994
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/112130
Abstract:
This study considers the spaces occupied by Maya royal rituals as a means of testing the application of models of political organization. Investigation of the architectonics of several temple pyramids at the sites of Copan, Tikal, and Seibal indicates that Maya political organization does not resemble that required by either the galactic polity or segmentary state models. Comparison with large Mesopotamian temples from Early Dynastic levels at Khafaje and al-'Ubaid suggests that the royal rituals of the Classic Maya are indicative of a city-state political organization.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
ISSN:
1062-1601

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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Adam T.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-30T15:47:11Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-30T15:47:11Z-
dc.date.issued1994-
dc.identifier.citationArizona Anthropologist 11:89-126. © 1994 Association of Student Anthropologists, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85719en_US
dc.identifier.issn1062-1601-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/112130-
dc.description.abstractThis study considers the spaces occupied by Maya royal rituals as a means of testing the application of models of political organization. Investigation of the architectonics of several temple pyramids at the sites of Copan, Tikal, and Seibal indicates that Maya political organization does not resemble that required by either the galactic polity or segmentary state models. Comparison with large Mesopotamian temples from Early Dynastic levels at Khafaje and al-'Ubaid suggests that the royal rituals of the Classic Maya are indicative of a city-state political organization.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona, Department of Anthropologyen_US
dc.titleMaya Royal Ritual: Architectonics as a Key to Political Organizationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalArizona Anthropologisten_US
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