Excavations in the West Plaza of Tikal

Excavations in the West Plaza of Tikal
Tikal Report 17

William A. Haviland

160 pages | 8 1/2 x 11 | 52 illus.
Cloth 2019 | ISBN 9781949057010 | $69.95s | Outside the Americas £60.00
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Distributed for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

This volume reports on excavations carried out by Peter D. Harrison in the early 1960s in the West Plaza of the Maya center of Tikal, Guatemala. Primarily descriptive in nature, this work is an important compliment to Tikal Report No. 14: Excavations in the Great Plaza, North Terrace, and North Acropolis of Tikal, by William R. Coe. The West Plaza was originally the western portion of the Great Plaza until construction of Great Temple II separated it. Subsequently, the West Plaza took on its own identity.

This report presents data from these investigations no longer retrievable in the field and, therefore, of importance to anyone interested in the development of Tikal's epicenter.

University Museum Monograph, 151

William A. Haviland is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Vermont. His original archaeological research in Guatemala has been the basis of numerous publications, including an earlier technical volume from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Excavations in Small Residential Groups of Tikal, Groups 4F-1 and 4F-2: Tikal Report 19.

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