Verónica Amellali Vázquez LópezTulane University | TU · Middle American Research Institute (MARI) and Stone Center for Latin American Studies
Verónica Amellali Vázquez López
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Abstract: The socio-political structures of the Classic Maya have received considerable attention, especially given the sudden advances made in epigraphy. Textual evidence has shed light on titles, offices and interaction among royal and—to some extent—non-royal elites, creating a differentiated panorama of basic mechanisms of social cohesion and d...
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Los nombres personales son un elemento importante de los textos jeroglíficos mayas del periodo Clásico (250-900 d.C.) y su análisis aporta información sobre la configuración social y política de esta época. De interés primordial es el nombre colectivo conocido como "glifo emblema" que fungía como título real. En esta ocasión discutimos las implicac...
Epigraphic, iconographic and archaeological evidence show the development of strategies for sociopolitical reproduction through marital alliances and pacts between the Kanu’l and its allies, especially during the 6th and 7th century. This kind strategies of social cohesion pursued the creation of a system of stable and durable sociopolitical relati...
For more than a century, the city of Calakmul was ruled by the Kanu’l dynasty, being one of the most powerful political entities of the Late Classic period. However, the Kanu’l seem to have arrived at Calakmul only around AD 600. This paper is concerned with the inner social dynamics of the Kanu’l dynasty, considering their mobility and their disco...
Research into ancient societies frequently faces a major challenge in accessing the lives of those who made up the majority of their populations, since the available evidence so often concerns only the ruling elite. Our excavations at the ancient Maya site of Calakmul, Mexico, have uncovered a "painted pyramid:" a structure decorated with murals de...