The middle formative of Yucatan in context: The view from Yaxuna

Travis W. Stanton, Traci Ardren

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Assumptions concerning the late dating of Middle Formative ceramics in the northern Maya lowlands and similarities between this region and areas to the south underlie mainstream interpretations that the northern Maya lowlands was slower to develop cultural complexity. This paper is a re-evaluation of these assumptions and their impact on interpretations of Formative interaction. Recent research at Yaxuna, Yucatan, Mexico is discussed in light of alternative approaches to the study of sociopolitical interaction among early complex societies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-228
Number of pages16
JournalAncient Mesoamerica
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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