Class Notes (836,807)
Canada (509,909)
Anthropology (1,931)
Lecture

Organization of Maya Society

3 Pages
110 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTHROP 2VV3
Professor
Laura Finsten
Semester
Fall

Description
Organization of Maya Society Reconstructing the Social LandscapeVariation rather than uniformityNo single of form of social organization that characterizes in exact detail every part of the Classic Maya worldDifferences in time space ethnicity language approximately 27 different distinct languages not dialects all associated with different Maya groupsie ethnicities and social complexityTexts and iconography focus on elitesEthnohistoric sources are considerably more balanced but are temporally limited Ancient Maya HouseholdsRelationship between family unit and the larger societyModern houses much like ancient ones o Stones for foundation at the bottom o Limestone plaster or baked mud treatment on outside of wallsHousemoundsbuildings associated with residential activitiesEg Kitchens storage primarily food sleeping craft manufacture basket weaving ceramic pots tools etcCeren located on El Salvador on the edge of the Maya area4 separate buildings arranged around an open area kitchen gardens agricultural fields Settlement in the Maya LowlandsResidential group o People occupying a discrete cluster of buildings identified within a site whats left of a village town or cityHousehold cluster naahlil o 26 residential structures o Residential groups with shared occupations andor family ties
More Less

Related notes for ANTHROP 2VV3

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit