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INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION This issue's Special Section reflects the theoretical perspectives and methodologies in use within the field of Maya archaeology as practiced currently in the northern lowlands of Yucatan, Mexico. These articles contribute to a conversation that began with the “Special Section: Recent Chronological Research in Northern Yucatan” in Ancient Mesoamerica vol. 9, no. 1 (1998). In a region where chronological questions have always taken center stage, the 1998 articles provided new primary data upon which to build a regional framework for the entire span of ancient northern Lowland Maya history. In the introduction to that collection of papers (Ardren and Fowler 1998) we remarked on the fact that 65 years after the conclusion of the Carnegie Institution of Washington flagship project at Chichen Itza, with its specific culture-historical focus, we still lacked a comprehensive historical understanding of the great pre-Columbian city that dominated the peninsula from the Late Classic into the Postclassic period. Today, we have considerably more clarity on ceramic sequences and their relationships in Yucatan (Andrews et al. 2003; García Moll and Cobos 2009:53–65), and investigations have moved beyond purely chronological concerns to examine issues of the built environment, rural-urban relationships, economic variability, and domestic production. Innovative materials http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ancient Mesoamerica Cambridge University Press

INTRODUCTION

Ancient Mesoamerica , Volume 23 (2): 2 – Dec 18, 2012

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Cambridge University Press
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1469-1787
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Abstract

This issue's Special Section reflects the theoretical perspectives and methodologies in use within the field of Maya archaeology as practiced currently in the northern lowlands of Yucatan, Mexico. These articles contribute to a conversation that began with the “Special Section: Recent Chronological Research in Northern Yucatan” in Ancient Mesoamerica vol. 9, no. 1 (1998). In a region where chronological questions have always taken center stage, the 1998 articles provided new primary data upon which to build a regional framework for the entire span of ancient northern Lowland Maya history. In the introduction to that collection of papers (Ardren and Fowler 1998) we remarked on the fact that 65 years after the conclusion of the Carnegie Institution of Washington flagship project at Chichen Itza, with its specific culture-historical focus, we still lacked a comprehensive historical understanding of the great pre-Columbian city that dominated the peninsula from the Late Classic into the Postclassic period. Today, we have considerably more clarity on ceramic sequences and their relationships in Yucatan (Andrews et al. 2003; García Moll and Cobos 2009:53–65), and investigations have moved beyond purely chronological concerns to examine issues of the built environment, rural-urban relationships, economic variability, and domestic production. Innovative materials

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