CLASSIC MAYA WARFARE AND WEAPONS: Spear, dart, and arrow points of Aguateca and Copan

@article{Aoyama2005CLASSICMW,
  title={CLASSIC MAYA WARFARE AND WEAPONS: Spear, dart, and arrow points of Aguateca and Copan},
  author={Kazuo Aoyama},
  journal={Ancient Mesoamerica},
  year={2005},
  volume={16},
  pages={291 - 304}
}
  • Kazuo Aoyama
  • Published 1 July 2005
  • Political Science
  • Ancient Mesoamerica
To provide some insights into the nature and role of warfare in the rise, development, and decline of Classic Maya civilization, this article discusses spear, dart, and arrow points used by the Classic Maya elites at the rapidly abandoned fortified city of Aguateca, Guatemala, and their temporal and spatial distribution patterns in and around Copan, Honduras. Both the royal family and elite scribes/artists at Aguateca used spear and dart points for intergroup human conflict as well as for… 
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