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11.14.11 - November 14, 2011 Funerary Shrines for Classic...

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November 14, 2011 Funerary Shrines for Classic Maya Divine Rulers Impact of Rulers on Habitat o Tendency for settlement nucleation’s around ruler; creation of “Central Place” o Emergence of settlement hierarchy o Surrounding population supports family of ruler o Architecture (both dwellings and shrines) becomes larger and more elaborate o Ancestors of rulers merge with deities and often are housed in monumental mortuary shrines Late Classic Maya dynastic capitals, final long count dates o Count = bundles of years/months/days Tikal Temple 1 o Mortuary shrine for Late Classic Maya Ruler Royal Court of Palenque located on a tributary of the Usumacinta River Palenque Emblem Clyphs o Baak’nal: name of Palenque _____ o Intense burner dedicated to K’inich Ajaw (sun god) o Lakam ha’ = big water (name of Palenque city) Royal Palace o Residence of Palenque Rulers o Maze of rooms where many activities o A lot of stone and stucco Palenque as it appeared before restoration early 20
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course ANTH 123 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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11.14.11 - November 14, 2011 Funerary Shrines for Classic...

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