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Mayapan Community Dataset
This dataset complements the book Settlement, Economy, and Society at Mayapán, Yucatan, Mexico, edited by Marilyn A. Masson, Timothy S. Hare, Carlos Peraza Lope, and Bradley W. Russell (available from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Comparative Archaeology). It provides artifact inventories and mapping results associated with the Economic Foundations of Mayapán Project (PEMY), field seasons 2001-2009. It also contains more detailed information about the Mayapan Extra-Muralla Survey Project (MEMS), a satellite project that involved a survey and test pit program outside of the city walls of Mayapan. These projects are discussed in full in the printed volume, whose contents are as follows:
- Introduction – Marilyn A. Masson and Carlos Peraza Lope
- Surveying Mayapán – Timothy S. Hare
- Life and Work on Mayapán’s Periphery – Bradley W. Russell
- Geological Signatures of a Postclassic Marketplace and Selected Houselots at Mayapán – Daniel A. Bair, Richard E. Terry, Timothy S. Hare, Bruce H. Dahlin, Carmen Lopez Grayson, Joshua J. Steffen, and Marilyn A. Masson
- Household Archaeology Within and Outside of Mayapán’s Monumental Center – Pedro C. Delgado Kú, Bárbara del C. Escamilla Ojeda, Marilyn A. Masson, Carlos Peraza Lope, and Douglas J. Kennett
- Architecture and Sculptures of a Colonnaded Hall and Temple at the Itzmal Ch’en Group, Mayapán – Pedro C. Delgado Kú, Carlos Peraza Lope, Marilyn A. Masson, Bárbara del C. Escamilla Ojeda, Wilberth A. Cruz Alvarado, and Bradley W. Russell
- A Comparison of Mayapán’s Burial Patterns within Ritual Buildings – Robert H. H. Hutchinson
- A Bioarchaeological Perspective on Diet, Health, and Lifestyle at Mayapán - Stanley Serafin
- Pottery Assemblage Variation at Mayapán Residences – Carlos Peraza Lope, Marilyn A. Masson, Timothy S. Hare, Wilberth A. Cruz Alvarado, and Luis Flores Cobá
- Evaluating Standardization of Common Pottery Types at Mayapán – Caroline Antonelli
- Preliminary Analysis of Ceramic Modes at Mayapán – Wilberth A. Cruz Alvarado
- Postclassic Effigy Censers of Mayapán: Context, Iconography, and External Connections - Susan Milbrath, Debra Walker and Carlos Peraza
- Molding Identity at Mayapán: The Multifaceted Uses of Metal at an Urban Center - Elizabeth H. Paris
- Obsidian from Two Neighborhoods at Mayapán - Bárbara del C. Escamilla Ojeda and Pedro C. Delgado Kú
- Delving into Debitage: The Spatial Distribution and Scalar Variation of Lithic and Shell Production at Mayapán Houselots - Elizabeth H. Paris and Elizabeth L. France
- Stone Tools of Chert and Chalcedony at Mayapán - Marilyn A. Masson, Bárbara C. Escamilla Ojeda, and Carlos Peraza Lope
- What's Next: Embarking on a Regional Approach to Studying Mayapán - Timothy S. Hare
- Conclusion – Carlos Peraza Lope and Marilyn Masson
Masson, Marilyn A., Timothy S. Hare, Carlos Peraza Lope, and Bradley W. Russell (2021) Settlement, Economy, and Society at Mayapán, Yucatan, Mexico. University of Pittsburgh Memoirs in Latin American Archaeology, No. 27.
Masson, Marilyn A., Timothy S. Hare, Carlos Peraza Lope, and Bradley W. Russell (2023) Mayapan Community Dataset. Comparative Archaeology Database, University of Pittsburgh. URL: <http://www.cadb.pitt.edu>.
Funding to collect the data presented here was provided by Grant awards to Marilyn Masson (PI) NSF-BCS-0109426 (2001-2005), NSF-BCS-0742128 (2008-2009), National Geographic Society #8598-08 (2009), Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies (2001), University at Albany College of Arts and Science FRAP B Award (2003), United University Professions Individual Development Grant (2001).
The following interactive sections provide information that supplement the printed volume associated with this dataset.
1. Interactive Map: Locations of Milpas and structures
2. Artifact data and descriptions of surface collections
3. Stratigraphic profiles and test pit descriptions from excavations
Numeric data are provided in two file formats. Comma-delimited text files should be easy to import into spreadsheet, database, and statistical programs for manipulation and analysis. Excel spreadsheets are easier to browse, and can also be imported into many programs. The numeric data files are as follows:
Phase I (2001-2004): Surface collections from artifact concentrations, test pits, and full excavation of structures X-43, L-28, and Y-45.
Spatial information is provided as AutoCAD (Release 12) .DXF files which can be read by many CAD and GIS programs. AutoCAD drawing units are in meters. The coordinate system for all spatial data is NAD83 UTM Zone 16N, Row Q (units are meters). AutoCAD files are based on WGS 1984 UTM Zone 16N, Row Q (units are meters).
Postclassic Ceramic Images