Due to their hybrid nature, people and objects cannot be analyzed as separated entities; the changes in one entity are necessarily reflected in the other. Monumental architecture, an object constructed to last a long time in a defined space, becomes a receptacle of accumulated meaning, memory and the social identity of communities interacting with it in their daily life. By reconstructing the social biography of a Maya palace-temple, trough the building’s recovered architectonic sequence and its general characteristics, I explore the possible social implications in the life of ancient Maya dwellers though this structure’s 1800 years construction history.
|Commitee:||Scarry, Margaret C., Tomakova, Silvia N.|
|School:||The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|School Location:||United States -- North Carolina|
|Source:||MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Classic Period, Maya, Memory, Mexico, Monumental architecture, Puuc, Yucatan|
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