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The Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Utatlan: A Conjunctive Approach

  • Robert M. Carmack (a1) and John M. Weeks (a1)
Abstract

Recent studies of sixteenth century Quiche-Maya society have resulted in a sociocultural reconstruction based on the integration of archaeological and ethnohistorical data sets. Certain aspects of the internal social system of two contemporaneous settlement centers are examined in the context of this model and correspondences are noted. Contradictions between data sets suggest the applicability of an explicitly dialectical perspective.

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