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    DescriptionThe first volume to focus on the Early Classic context (A.D. 400-650) of the Maya city of Copan combines and synthesizes many different research methods and disciplines, interpreting data that contradict, enhance, and supplement previous work. Its methods are conjunctive, including and integrating research in archaeological surveys and excavations with studies in art, hieroglyphics, history, forensic/biological anthropology, and chemical analyses of teeth, bones, and other materials. The book is not just multidisciplinary but interdisciplinary, linking, for example, the architecture of monuments with epigraphy, language concepts, and human events. Until recently, scholars speculated as to whether K'inich Yax K'uk' Mo' was an alleged or fictitious founding father of the Copan dynasty. This work presents new information on him and his accomplishments, showing how we almost certainly now have his skeleton with its parry fractures from the battlefield or the ball court, along with abundant descriptions of this and other burials.

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    Understanding Early Classic Copan, Bell
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Ellen E. Bell, Edited by Marcello A. Canuto, Edited by Robert J. Sharer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 392
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 998 g
    ISBN 13: 9781931707510
    ISBN 10: 1931707510

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET150
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/NATAMR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 50
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000, HIS028000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 85
    DC22: 972.8384
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    DC22: 972.83/84
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    LC classification: F1435.1.C7 U63 2004
    Thema V1.0: JHM
    Illustrations note
    12 color, 134 b/w illus.
    University of Pennsylvania Press
    Imprint name
    University of Pennsylvania Press
    Publication date
    01 November 2003
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    Author Information
    Ellen E. Bell received her Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania. Marcello A. Canuto is Assistant Professor in Anthropology at Yale University. Robert J. Sharer is Professor of Anthropology and Curator of the American Section at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.