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In Search of Maya Sea Traders. Anne Pyburn Indiana University In this charming book archaeologist Heather McKillop offers an original mix of personal experience, first rate field meth- ods, and scholarly interpretation. As her story unfolds, McKillop engages the reader in an authentic scientific investigation, with warts and surprises, disappointments and drudgery, which nevertheless makes it clear why archaeologists do what they do.
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In the first part, she lays out her initial reason for research on the cays of the southern coast of Belize in the context of her relationships with students, volunteers, and Belizean friends and employees. She unfolds the progress of her discoveries and the develop- ment of her research design in response to her analysis of the data she gathers to test hy- potheses that have scolarly merit but are in- telligible to nonprofessionals. The seamless connection between her life as a scientist,and her humanity in the context of an academic project of necessity partaking of community life in and around the small town of Punta Gorda makes a compelling read.
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She suspected they played an the pitfalls of wildlife, weather and failed important role in the extensive trade net- engines make clear just how dear are the re- works that interdigitated the Maya king- sults of her investigations and motivates the doms of mainland Central America before reader to grasp the significance of her con- the conquest, a proposition that she was tribution. In this section she presents her able to confirm with her discovery on Wild methods and her data, as well as her analy- Cane Cay of huge concentrations of obsid- sis of the ancient saltworks she discovered ian from several sources.
McKillop details and documented on Wild Cane Cay. And she relates her teaching expe- ues the story of her personal growth as riences to the lessons she was simultaneously well as her increasingly exciting research. Some- book gives a phenomenological aspect to times the author takes up a thread and archaeology; the way she lives on the is- drops it without returning.
But I found lands and works with the sea echos the lives that, in the end, none of these shortcom- and experiences of the ancient Maya she so ings bothered me; they give the work an passionately investigates. McKillop is not a novelist or a teach the public about archaeology do not travel writer; she is an archaeologist, a do so.
They treat archaeological discoveries scholar, and a fine human being. This book as treasure, portray archaeologists as he- is not a work of art, it is a handmade craft- roes, and mystify the processes by which work infused with all the qualities it needs scientists draw conclusions. Students go to hold its readers so warmly that they do away with their prejudices confirmed: ar- not notice how much they are learning.
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Text books that present merged areas around the cay and tackling methods are also unsatisfactory; few stu- larger area excavations of houses. The explorers are contending with many of the same challenges that faced ancient Maya seafarers, including shelter -- as some team members will be in tents and slung hammocks -- the remoteness of the area that is accessible only by boat, the scarcity of fresh water, the possibility of tropical storms, and the danger and nuisance of a variety of local inhabitants, including mosquitoes, snakes, spiders and crocodiles.
Like them, we have to search for scarce fresh water, but our challenges are more about making the research work in less than optimal conditions. It will involve some good MacGyvering," said Glover, referring to the television actor who used ingenuity and materials at hand to invent his way out of a fix.
Scientists explore hidden world of ancient maritime Maya
The expedition is part of Proyecto Costa Escondida Hidden Coast Project , a long-term interdisciplinary research effort co-directed by Glover and Rissolo and focused on the dynamic relationship between the Maya and their coastal landscape. Materials provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Note: Content may be edited for style and length.
Science News. ScienceDaily, 23 May National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Scientists explore hidden world of ancient maritime Maya. Retrieved September 23, from www. They found that an increase in the elite Maya's preference for a The extensive Why was it buried? And might its inscriptions change our understanding Below are relevant articles that may interest you. ScienceDaily shares links with scholarly publications in the TrendMD network and earns revenue from third-party advertisers, where indicated.
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