Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Cuello

An Early Maya Community in Belize


Norman Hammond, Juliette Cartwright Gerhardt, Sara Donaghey, Charles H. Miksicek, Elizabeth S. Wing, Sylvia J. Scudder, Richard P. Wilk, Harold L. Wilhite, Jr., Frank P. Saul, Julie Mather Saul, Cynthia Robin
View all contributors
  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521117678

£ 24.99

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • The Maya built one of the great ancient civilizations in the New World, between AD 250 and 900. Famed for over 150 years for its cities buried deep in the Central American jungle, the origins of Maya culture have, nevertheless, remained obscure until quite recently. Over the past two decades, the Preclassic origins of complex society in the Maya area have been established by a series of innovative research projects. Among the best known of these is the study of Cuello, the earliest-known ancient Maya settlement. Excavations at Cuello over several seasons from 1975 to 1987 have yielded an unmatched picture of a pioneer tropical forest community. In this volume the origins of Maya civilization 1500 years ago are documented with detailed evidence on the environment, economy, buildings, crafts, ritual practices, burials and artistic imagery.

    Reviews & endorsements

    Review of the hardback: ' … a fine example of multidisciplinary research and thorough archaeological reporting.' The Hispanic American Historical Review

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521117678
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 279 x 210 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The Maya and their civilization: Introduction: the geography, chronology and achievements of the Maya Norman Hammond
    2. Archaeological investigations at Cuello, 1975-1987 Norman Hammond
    3. Stratigraphy and chronology in the reconstruction of Preclassic development at Cuello Norman Hammond, Juliette Cartwright Gerhardt and Sara Donaghey
    4. The economy and ecology of Cuello: the natural and cultural landscape of Preclassic Cuello Charles H. Miksicek
    5. The exploitation of animals Elizabeth S. Wing and Sylvia J. Scudder
    6. The community of Cuello: the ceremonial core Juliette Cartwright Gerhardt and Norman Hammond
    7. The community of Cuello: patterns of household and settlement change Richard P. Wilk and Harold L. Wilhite, Jr.
    8. The Preclassic people of Cuello Frank P. Saul and Julie Mather Saul
    9. Craft technology and production Norman Hammond
    10. External contacts and trade at Cuello Norman Hammond
    11. Ritual and ideology Cynthia Robin
    12. Cuello in context: a summary Norman Hammond

  • Editor

    Norman Hammond, Boston University


    Norman Hammond, Juliette Cartwright Gerhardt, Sara Donaghey, Charles H. Miksicek, Elizabeth S. Wing, Sylvia J. Scudder, Richard P. Wilk, Harold L. Wilhite, Jr., Frank P. Saul, Julie Mather Saul, Cynthia Robin

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.