MAYA HETERARCHY AS INFERRED FROM CLASSIC-PERIOD PLAZA PLANS

@article{Becker2004MAYAHA,
  title={MAYA HETERARCHY AS INFERRED FROM CLASSIC-PERIOD PLAZA PLANS},
  author={Marshall Joseph Becker},
  journal={Ancient Mesoamerica},
  year={2004},
  volume={15},
  pages={127 - 138}
}
  • M. Becker
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Geography
  • Ancient Mesoamerica
Recognition of architectural patterning among groups of structures at lowland Maya sites dating from the Classic period provides insights into the ways that residences and ritual complexes were organized. Each structured group arrangement, or Plaza Plan (PP), reveals an architectural grammar that provides the database enabling us to predict urban as well as rural settlement patterns. Wide variations in sizes among examples of residential PPs suggests that heterarchy was an important aspect of… 
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