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In the Shadow of the Giant: Understanding the Role of Plaza G at Lower Dover, Belize

Collins, Renee Lynn (2018) In the Shadow of the Giant: Understanding the Role of Plaza G at Lower Dover, Belize. Masters thesis, Northern Arizona University.

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Since 2010, the Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project (BVAR) has conducted intensive research at the site of Lower Dover, located directly across the Belize River from the minor center of Barton Ramie. Project research questions at Lower Dover have focused both on the monumental architecture of the site core, and on plazuela groups in the periphery of the site’s epicenter. One such peripheral patio group, classified as Group G, consists of five mounds that enclose a small plaza just north of the center’s ballcourt. This thesis presents the results of my investigations on Group G at Lower Dover. Results of my research indicate that Group G is an intermediate elite household that developed before and during the construction of the Lower Dover site core(dates). I compare the development of this household with that of the site center and discuss the potential relationships between site cores and adjacent patio groups.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Publisher’s Statement: © Copyright is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Cline Library, Northern Arizona University. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Keywords: Archaeology; Household; Lower Dover; Maya
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Student
Department/Unit: Graduate College > Theses and Dissertations
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 19:14
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/5297

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