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Unformatted text preview: Class 25: Tuesday April 15, 2008 Glossary terms pertinent to Lecture 25 (some to be discussed in Lecture 26): Copán Demography chart p25 dependency ratio doubling rate J-curve p49 population pyramid p83 salinization Sumer writing systems Copán-Maya site in Honduras, Central America. Dates from about AD 300-900 (the Classic period in the archaeology of ancient Mexico and Central America). The central core of monumental remains, the Main Group, including temples, palaces, and ballcourts, which served as the political, social, and economic center and the royal household during the Classic Period; it covers an area of approximately 0.15 sq. km. Copán pocket In the Copán Valley (Honduras), a region of about 24 km2 immediately surrounding the Main Group of civic and ceremonial buildings; contains dense alluvial soils that are excellent for agriculture. Copán demography-the demographic collapse of Maya civilization in the lowlands of Yucatán (in Guatemala and Mexico) and in the adjacent Copán Valley of Honduras took place in the 9th century AD and in subsequent centuries. It Mexico) and in the adjacent Copán Valley of Honduras took place in the 9th century AD and in subsequent centuries....
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