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Table of Contents List of Illustrations List of Tables List of Figures Acknowledgments 1. Biology, Culture, and the Classic Maya Collapse Introduction Explaining the Classic Maya Collapse Environmental Models Social Models 2. The Pasi¿n Region Introduction Culture History of Pasi¿n Polities Altar de Sacrificios Seibal Itz¿n The Petexbatun Region Regional Considerations for the Collapse Sampling Strategy Excavation Biases Chronological Framework 3. Demographic Framework Introduction Methodology Results 4. Social Dimensions of Pasi¿n Burial Ritual Mortuary Analysis and Social Structure Maya Funerals and Death Symbolism Methods Definition of Mortuary Variables Univariate Analysis Multivariate Analysis Results Univariate Analysis Multivariate Analysis Small Burial Series Summary 5. Theoretical Foundations of Dietary Chemistry Stable Isotopes Alkaline Earth Elements Bone Preservation and Diagenesis Materials and Methods of Chemical Analysis Sampling Stable Isotopes Alkaline Earth Elements 6. Defining the Parameters of Pasi¿n Diet Maya Menus: Ethnohistoric and Archaeological Inference Chemical Dynamics in the Pasi¿n Ecosystem Stable Isotopes Alkaline Earth Elements Paleodiet and Alkaline Processing of Maize Implications for Pasi¿n Diets 7. Paleodiet of the Pasi¿n Region Previous Chemical Analyses of Maya Diet Prehistoric Pasi¿n Diets and Collapse Models Preservation and Diagenesis Stable Isotopes Alkaline Earth Elements Paleodietary Interpretations Chronological and Spatial Trends Altar de Sacrificios Seibal Dos Pilas Intersite Patterns Social Patterning Altar de Sacrificios Seibal Dos Pilas Itz¿n Aguateca, Tamarindito, and the Petexbatun Sampling Bias and Dietary Trends 8. Enamel Hypoplasia Dental Records of Childhood Health Methods Results Summary 9. Palaeopathology[JRA1] Skeletal Markers of Disease and Health Periosteal Reactions Porotic Hyperostosis Methods Periosteal Reactions Porotic Hyperostosis Results Lesion Distribution and Differential Diagnosis Periosteal Reactions Porotic Hyperostosis Trauma and Miscellaneous Conditions Chronological Trends Periosteal Reactions Porotic Hyperostosis Summary 10. Human Biology and the Collapse of the Pasi¿n Region Environmental Models and Human Biology Diet in the Pasi¿n Region Health and Disease in the Pasi¿n Region Summary Problems with Environmental Models of Collapse Dietary Privilege in Changing Pasi¿n Society Directions for Future Research Summary Appendixes A. Definitions of Skeletal Measurements Used in Discriminant Functions B. Summary of Age and Sex Identification of Skeletons References
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Mayas -- Anthropometry -- Guatemala -- Petexbatãaun, Lake.
Mayas -- Guatemala -- Petexbatãaun, Lake -- Nutrition.
Mayas -- Health and hygiene -- Guatemala -- Petexbatãaun, Lake.
Human remains (Archaeology) -- Guatemala -- Petexbatãaun, Lake.
Petexbatãaun, Lake (Guatemala) -- Antiquities.