Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: Keeping It Together?: State Centralization and Everyday Life in a Peripheral Neighborhood of Copan, Honduras

Project: Research project

Project Details


This project explores the dynamic relationship between centralized power and the organization of an outlying neighborhood in a complex society. Archaeological investigation will be carried out within the neighborhood of San Lucas, at the south end of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Copán, in the ancient Maya area of western Honduras. The two major goals of this project include (1) examination of how centralizing and decentralizing political forces affected daily life in the San Lucas neighborhood, and (2) exploration of how life may have changed in San Lucas in relation to key political transitions throughout the rise and fall of the Copán dynasty.
Effective start/end date4/1/133/31/16


  • National Science Foundation (BCS-1330995)


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