AAA Annual Meeting Program

AAA Annual Meeting Program Details


View Session Details
Poster Information:
This poster may be of particular interest to:  Students
Type: Poster
Poster Title: BOUNDARIES, CIRCULATION, AND ENCOUNTERS: LATE-TERMINAL CLASSIC POLITIES IN THE SOUTHWEST HINTERLAND OF CHICHÉN ITZÁ, YUCATÁN, MEXICO
Author: ALINE MAGNONI (Tulane University), DONALD SLATER, TRAVIS STANTON (Universidad de las Americas-Puebla)   
Date/Time: Sat., 1:45 PM-3:30 PM
Co-Author(s): ALINE MAGNONI (Tulane University), DONALD SLATER, TRAVIS STANTON (Universidad de las Americas-Puebla) 
Abstract: The Proyecto de Interacción Política del Centro de Yucatán (PIPCY) has been investigating the relationship that the regional capital of Chichén Itzá had with secondary and tertiary sites located in its hinterland during the Late to Terminal Classic (A.D. 700-1050/1100). Research has been conducted at the urban core of Chichén Itzá for about a century, yet many questions about the nature of the political organization and economic integration at the site of Chichén Itzá and the surrounding region remain unanswered. PIPCY has been conducting regional survey and mapping in the area southwest of Chichén Itzá since 2007, to locate and investigate sites that can help elucidate the nature, extent, and timing of Chichén Itzá’s influence and control in its hinterland. In this poster, we will report on our results from the sites of Yaxuná, Ikil, and Popolá, as well as from the caves that were used at this time in the region. The architecture, iconography, and the material culture we recorded at these sites and caves provide us with clues that can help us understand the influence that Chichén Itzá exercised in its hinterland. Our preliminary data suggests that Chichén Itzá did not have complete control over the region. For instance, while evidence of the expansionistic policies of Chichén Itzá can be seen at Yaxuná, the small site of Popolá located between Chichén Itzá and Yaxuná has a distinctive iconographic style in its monuments that may suggest some level of political autonomy from its larger neighbors.

Program Number: 4-0650
Session Title: MESOAMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY
Session Sponsor: Archaeology Division
Session Date/Time: Sat., 1:45 PM-3:30 PM
Organizer(s): ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM COMMITTEE (AAA) 
View Session Details


Schedule-at-a-Glance

If you have any questions about the program, please contact the AAA Meetings Department at aaameetings@aaanet.org.