Estudios de cultura maya
versión impresa ISSN 0185-2574
TSUKAMOTO, Kenichiro; KOTEGAWA, Hirokazu y CAMPANA, Luz Evelia. Constructive Sequence of Plazas in the Main Group of El Palmar, Campeche, México. Estud. cult. maya [online]. 2012, vol.39, pp.11-30. ISSN 0185-2574.
The location and dimension of open spaces were important aspects involved in Maya Lowlands planning during the prehispanic period. Plazas were political spaces in which ruling elites legitimated their authorities and manifested to other participants their capacities of communication with ancestors or deities. This paper focuses on the construction sequence of eight plazas at the Main Group of El Palmar, Campeche, Mexico. The results recovered from the 2007 and 2009 fieldwork seasons indicate that large plazas were build during the second part of the Early Classic period (400-600 AD), with the erection of commemorative monuments narrating public ceremonies.
Palabras llave : plaza; El Palmar; political theater; construction sequence; Classic Maya society.