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Akte: Settlement, Chronology, and Monuments at the Minor Ceremonial Center Akte in the Motul de San José Periphery

Suzanna C. Yorgey and Matthew D. Moriarty

in Motul de San José

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780813041902
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780813043425 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813041902.003.0009
Akte: Settlement, Chronology, and Monuments at the Minor Ceremonial Center Akte in the Motul de San José Periphery

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Excavations and mapping of the small site of Akte, located 7.2 km northwest of Motul de San José, near the confluence of the Rio Akte and the Rio K'ante't'u'ul, documented an extensive occupational history, seven stela monuments, and several features suggesting that the site played a complex role in regional sociopolitical interactions. This chapter by Suzanna C. Yorgey and Matthew D. Moriarty summarizes the results of the research, pointing to both site planning and ceramic differences and similarities between Akte and Motul, in order to contextualize the nature of the role of minor sites in the Motul de San José polity and on the larger Central Peten geopolitical scene.

Keywords: Classic Maya; Archaeology; Epigraphy; Site planning; Ceramic analysis; Political organization; Heterarchy

Chapter.  7477 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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