Coba - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122618802, 9781483296678

Coba

1st Edition

A Classic Maya Metropolis

Authors: William Folan
eBook ISBN: 9781483296678
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th September 1983
Page Count: 253
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Description

Coba: A Classic Maya Metropolis investigates the ancient Maya and their ways both at Coba and in the rest of southern Mesoamerica. More specifically, it examines the composition, size, and organization of Coba and the manner in which the residents of this classic Maya metropolis extended themselves and their activities over the landscape. An interpretation of Maya class structure is also offered.

Comprised of 14 chapters, this book begins with a background on the archaeological investigations of Coba as part of the Coba Archaeological Mapping Project. The debate over the urban status of Classic Maya settlements is considered, along with investigations of the hydrology, paleoclimatology, flora patterns, and soils of Coba. The importance of Coba in Maya history is then discussed, and the physical geography of the Yucatan Peninsula is described. Subsequent chapters focus on the various characteristics of Coba, including its urban organization and social structure; the composition of its residential compounds; neighborhoods and wards; and cottage industry and guild formation. A reconstruction of Coba's prehistoric population is also presented.

This monograph will be of interest to archaeologists and anthropologists.

Table of Contents


List of Figures


List of Tables


Foreword


Preface


Acknowledgments


1. Archaeological Investigations of Coba: A Summary


The Debate over Urban Status


Investigations of Coba


The Coba Maps


Topics of This Study


2. The Importance of Coba in Maya History


Traditional History of Coba


Coba as a Regional Center


The Impact of Climatic Change


3. Physical Geography of the Yucatan Peninsula


Introduction


Geology


Mining and Quarrying at Coba


Soils


Hydrography


Flora


Fauna


Climate


4. Urban Organization and Social Structure of Coba


Community Patterns of Maya Settlements


Urban Organization of Coba


Social Structure


Class as Related to Structures


5. The Ruins of Coba


The Buildings


Stelae and Other Hieroglyphic Monuments


6. Linear Features in Zone I: Description and Classification


Comparative Data on Linear Features in the Maya Area


Linear Features at Coba: General Description


Conclusions


7. Solares, Kitchen Gardens, and Social Status at Coba


Introduction


The Solar as Kitchen Garden


Solares in Zone I at Coba: Analysis


Conclusions


8. Coba and Mayapan: A Comparison of Solares, Household Variation, Sociopolitical Organization, and Land Tenure


Introduction


Sample Areas: Coba and Mayapan


Linear Features: Configuration and Distribution


House-Lot Walls and Solares


Household Compounds: Composition and Distribution


Conclusions


9. Household Composition: An Analysis of the Composition of Residential Compounds of Coba

Details

No. of pages:
253
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1983
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483296678

About the Author

William Folan

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