Territorial Organization of the Lowland Classic Maya

@article{Marcus1973TerritorialOO,
  title={Territorial Organization of the Lowland Classic Maya},
  author={J. Marcus},
  journal={Science},
  year={1973},
  volume={180},
  pages={911 - 916}
}
  • J. Marcus
  • Published 1973
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
  • Thus far I have discussed ancient Maya sociopolitical structure from the upper levels of the hierarchy downward. Let me now summarize their territorial organization from the bottom upward, starting at the hamlet level (Fig. 8). The smallest unit of settlement—one usually overlooked by archeological surveys in the lowland rain forest—was probably a cluster of thatched huts occupied by a group of related families; larger clusters may have been divided into four quadrants along the lines suggested… CONTINUE READING
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