Emblem and State in the Classic Maya Lowlands
An Epigraphic Approach to Territorial Organization
Dumbarton Oaks Other Titles in Pre-Columbian Studies
Archaeology, Pre-Columbian Studies
ISBN: 978-0-88402-066-0, Hardcover, 1976, Buy here
Marcus reconstructs Classic Maya political organization through the use of evidence derived from epigraphy, settlement pattern surveys, and locational analysis. This study describes the development of a four-tiered settlement hierarchy and its subsequent collapse.