"Deep within the forest in northern Guatemala lie the ruins of Rio Azul, a Maya city that reached one-third the size of Tikal. Discovered and partially explored in the early 1960s, Rio Azul and the surrounding region were more fully investigated between 1983 and 1987 by an archaeological team led by Richard E.W. Adams. In this summary, Adams integrates the findings of field archaeologists with those of the epigraphers and art historians to recreate the life of this Maya city from the little-known Early Classic period."--Jacket.
Ch. 1. Introduction Ch. 2. Time and Its Measurements Ch. 3. The Archaeological Record, 1: The Data Ch. 4. The Archaeological Record, 2: Primary Implications Ch. 5. The Culture History of Rio Azul Ch. 6. The Rio Azul Region in Larger Perspective App. 1. Outline of Culture History at Rio Azul and Kinal App. 2. Settlement Patterns in the Three Rivers Region App. 3. Rio Azul Ceramic Sequence Summary App. 4. Nonceramic Artifacts.
Includes bibliographical references and index. Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph