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Ethnographic Analogy and the Archaeological Construction of Maya Identity at Copan, Honduras

Allan L. Maca

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033310
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039527 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0007
Ethnographic Analogy and the Archaeological Construction of Maya Identity at Copan, Honduras

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This chapter examines the ethnographic analogy and the archaeological evidence of Maya identity at the Copan Valley archaeological site in Honduras. It analyzes the continuity and force of the Maya designation for ancient Copan by considering the contributions of specific archaeologists during the recent, ongoing phase of research there. It explores the ways in which past, recent, and ongoing archaeological work at Copan does, and inevitably will, inform identity politics in Honduras.

Keywords: Maya identity; Copan Valley; Honduras; archaeological site; identity politics; ethnographic analogy

Chapter.  7472 words. 

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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