Publication Date

1991

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Fash, William Leonard

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Anthropology

LCSH

Copán Region (Honduras)--History||Copán Region (Honduras)--Social conditions||Copán Region (Honduras)--Politics and government

Abstract

Investigations at the site of Copan in Western Honduras by the Proyecto Arqueologico Acropolis Copan (abbreviated PAAC in Spanish) are focusing on the socio-political relations of the Late Classic Maya (A.D. 600-850). Using archaeological, sculptural, hieroglyphic and ethnohistorical data, Structure 10L-22A in Copan has been interpreted as representing a popol na ("Mat House", the council or community house) and the eight sculpted human figures adorning the upper facade as holpops ("he at the head of the mat", or councillor). Surveys conducted in the valley residential groups were designed to define potential localities where the holpops may have resided and exercised their authority. Six groups are suggested as probable holpop localities and two as potential locations based on architectural, archaeological and iconographic data.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-139)

Extent

ix, 139 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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