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Maya e Groups: Calendars, Astronomy, and Urbanism in the Early Lowlands

edited by David A. Freidel, Arlen F. Chase, Anne S. Dowd, and Jerry Murdock
Format
Book
Published
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2017]
Language
English
Series
Maya Studies
ISBN
9780813054353, 0813054354
Summary
"E groups" are not the fifth element but a group of structures in the temple complexes of Classic Maya City centers. In this volume from distinguished researchers of the Classic period, the E groups prove to be more than just records of the sun's passages through the years.
Contents
  • Preface : on the path of the sun
  • E groups : historical perspectives
  • The distribution and significance of E groups : a historical background and introduction / Arlen F. Chase, Anne S. Dowd, and David A. Freidel
  • E groups and the rise of complexity in the southeastern Maya lowlands / Arlen F. Chase and Diane Z. Chase
  • The astronomy and cosmology of E groups
  • E groups : astronomy, alignments, and Maya cosmology / Anthony F. Aveni and Anne S. Dowd
  • The legacy of preclassic calendars and solar observation in Mesoamerica's magic latitude / Susan Milbrath
  • The E Group as timescape : early E groups, figurines, and the sacred almanac / Prudence M. Rice
  • E groups, cosmology, and the origins of Maya rulership / David A. Freidel
  • The archaeology of E groups
  • The isthmian origins of the E Group and its adoption in the Maya lowlands / Takeshi Inomata
  • A tale of two E groups : El Palmar and Tikal, Petan, Guatemala / James A. Doyle
  • The history, function, and meaning of preclassic E groups in the Cival region / Francisco Estrada-Belli
  • Time to rule : celestial observation and appropriation among the early Maya / William A. Saturno, Boris Beltrán, and Franco D. Rossi
  • Ordinary people and east-west symbolism / Cynthia Robin
  • E groups and ancestors : the sunrise of complexity at Xunantunich, Belize / M. Kathryn Brown
  • Of apples and oranges : the case of E groups and eastern triadic architectural assemblages in the Belize River Valley / Jaime J. Awe, Julie A. Hoggarth, and James J. Aimers
  • The founding of Yaxuná : Place and trade in preclassic Yucatán / Travis W. Stanton
  • Founding landscapes in the central Karstic uplands / Kathryn Reese-Taylor
  • Conclusion : More than smoke and mirrors : Maya temple precincts and the emergence of religious institutions in Mesoamerica / Anne S. Dowd
  • Epilogue : E groups and their significance to the ancient maya / Diane Z. Chase, Patricia A. McAnany, and Jeremy A. Sabloff.
Description
xxi, 626 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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