Monumental architecture at Aguada Fénix and the rise of Maya civilization

  title={Monumental architecture at Aguada F{\'e}nix and the rise of Maya civilization},
  author={Takeshi Inomata and Daniela Triadan and Ver{\'o}nica A. V{\'a}zquez L{\'o}pez and J. C. Fernandez-Diaz and Takayuki Omori and Mar{\'i}a Bel{\'e}n M{\'e}ndez Bauer and Melina Garc{\'i}a Hern{\'a}ndez and Timothy Beach and C. Cagnato and K. Aoyama and Hiroo Nasu},
  • Takeshi Inomata, Daniela Triadan, +8 authors Hiroo Nasu
  • Published 2020
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Archaeologists have traditionally thought that the development of Maya civilization was gradual, assuming that small villages began to emerge during the Middle Preclassic period (1000–350  bc ; dates are calibrated throughout) along with the use of ceramics and the adoption of sedentism 1 . Recent finds of early ceremonial complexes are beginning to challenge this model. Here we describe an airborne lidar survey and excavations of the previously unknown site of Aguada Fénix (Tabasco, Mexico… CONTINUE READING
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