Reconstructing social shifts through monumental architecture: a Maya palace-temple case from Kiuic, Yucatan, Mexico Public Deposited

Downloadable Content

Download PDF
Last Modified
  • March 21, 2019
Creator
  • Gallareta Cervera, Tomás
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology
Abstract
  • Due to their hybrid nature, people and objects cannot be analyzed as separated entities; the changes in one entity are necessarily reflected in the other. Monumental architecture, an object constructed to last a long time in a defined space, becomes a receptacle of accumulated meaning, memory and the social identity of communities interacting with it in their daily life. By reconstructing the social biography of a Maya palace-temple, trough the building's recovered architectonic sequence and its general characteristics, I explore the possible social implications in the life of ancient Maya dwellers though this structure's 1800 years construction history.
Date of publication
DOI
Resource type
Rights statement
  • In Copyright
Note
  • "... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Department of Anthropology (Archaeology)."
Advisor
  • McAnany, Patricia
Degree granting institution
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Language
Publisher
Place of publication
  • Chapel Hill, NC
Access
  • Open access
Parents:

This work has no parents.

Items