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The Ch′orti′ Past: <i>An Archaeological Perspective</i>

Robert J. Sharer

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/9780813033310.003.0009
The Ch′orti′ Past: An Archaeological Perspective

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This chapter examines the history of the Ch'orti' area from an archaeological perspective. It discusses some methodological and theoretical issues in the interpretation of archaeological data and offers a trial cultural-historical reconstruction for proto-Ch'orti' occupation in the southeastern Maya area. It suggests that the trend of recent archaeological and epigraphic research has only strengthened the connections between the contemporary Ch'orti' Maya and pre-Columbian occupation over much of the southeastern area, including the Copan Valley.

Keywords: Ch'orti' area; archaeological data; Maya area; Ch'orti' Maya; Copan Valley

Chapter.  3912 words. 

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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