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Maya Architecture

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the architecture of the Maya Civilization.


Six Superlative Sources

· Wauchope, R. 1938. Modern Maya Houses: A Study of Their Archaeological Significance. Carnegie Institution of Washington Pub. 502.

· Pollock, H.E.D. 1965. Architecture of the Maya Lowlands. Handbook of Middle American Indians, pp. 378 - 440. U. of Texas Press.

· Hammond, N. and J. Gerhardt. 1990. Early Maya Architectural Innovation at Cuello, Belize. World Archaeology 21: 461 - 481.

· Houston, S. (ed). 1998. Function and Meaning in Classic Maya Architecture. Dumbarton Oaks.

· Abrams, E. 1994. How the Maya Built Their World. U. Texas Press.

· Tate, C. 1992. Yaxchilan: The Design of a Maya Ceremonial City. U. Texas Press.

Other Excellent Sources

· Loten, S. and D. Pendergast. 1984. A Lexicon for Maya Architecture. Royal Ontario Museum, Archaeology Monograph 8.

· Andrews, G. 1975. Maya Cities: Placemaking and Urbanism. U. Oklahoma Press.

· Ashmore, W. 1991. Site-Planning Principles and Concepts of Directionality among the Ancient Maya. Latin American Antiquity 2: 199 - 226.

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