Late to Terminal Classic Ritual Transitions at the Ancient Maya City of El Perú-Waká, Petén, Guatemala: A View from Structure M13-1

Olivia C. Navarro-Farr, Postdoctoral Diversity Fellow, Office for Equity and Inclusion, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico

Colloquium, SAR Boardroom

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 12:00–1:00 pm

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Research at ancient Waká reveals intriguing evidence for non-royal ceremonies at the site’s principle shrine. Originally built for the royal court, the space was gradually transformed into a pilgrimage site by non-royal people as the governing institution’s influence waned. This presentation examines the ceremonies performed at this shrine during the Late and Terminal Classic periods (A.D. 700-900).

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