Early ceremonial constructions at Ceibal, Guatemala, and the origins of lowland Maya civilization.

  title={Early ceremonial constructions at Ceibal, Guatemala, and the origins of lowland Maya civilization.},
  author={Takeshi Inomata and Daniela Triadan and Kazuo Aoyama and V{\'i}ctor Castillo and Hitoshi Yonenobu},
  volume={340 6131},
The spread of plaza-pyramid complexes across southern Mesoamerica during the early Middle Preclassic period (1000 to 700 BCE) provides critical information regarding the origins of lowland Maya civilization and the role of the Gulf Coast Olmec. Recent excavations at the Maya site of Ceibal, Guatemala, documented the growth of a formal ceremonial space into a plaza-pyramid complex that predated comparable buildings at other lowland Maya sites and major occupations at the Olmec center of La Venta… CONTINUE READING
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