Collapse, conquest and Maya survival at Lamanai, Belize

  • Collapse, conquest and Maya survival at Lamanai, Belize

by Elizabeth Graham

 

 

Abstract 

The Maya civilization of Central America prompts visions of mysterious stone temples now buried in tropical forest. It is commonly supposed to have collapsed suddenly in the ninth century AD, but some Maya settlements, such as Lamanai, survived into the colonial period. Here a new member of the Institute’s academic staff gives a personal account of how working in Belize transformed her understanding of Maya civilization and its aftermath.

 

 

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Keywords: Maya, Lamanai, Belize, Ancient Maya.

 

 

Suggested APA Reference: Graham, E., 2000. Collapse, conquest and Maya survival at Lamanai, Belize. Archaeology International, 4, pp.52–56.

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