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Miscellaneous Investigations in Central Tikal—Structures in and Around the Lost World Plaza
Tikal Report 23D

H. Stanley Loten

96 pages | 8 1/2 x 11 | 36 illus.
Cloth Feb 2018 | ISBN 9781934536971 | Add to cart $55.00s | Outside N. America £45.00
Ebook Feb 2018 | ISBN 9781934536988 | Add to cart $55.00s | £36.00 | About
Distributed for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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The Great Maya center of Tikal, in Guatemala, is famous for its well-preserved architecture. This book presents descriptions of six structures that belong to the Tikal Project category "standing architecture," that is, though partially collapsed, some features of these buildings remain in place and accessible without excavation. These structures were surveyed with little or no excavation as part of the Tikal Project Standing Architecture Survey. This report is the primary record of these structures in Tikal's urban landscape, and it provides clear, precise, and usable architectural analyses for Mayanists, archaeologists, art historians, architectural historians, urbanists, and those interested in construction techniques and in the uses of Maya buildings.

Universtiy Museum Monograph, 148

H. Stanley Loten is Architect and Distinguished Research Professor at Carleton University.

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