Please wait while we complete your search...
Please wait while we complete your search...
Yale University Press
Accessibility Options
Site search
  • Return to previous
  • Page

Plan of Preclassic El Mirador (c. 200 BC)

Image details
Description: Plan of Preclassic El Mirador (c. 200 BC)
Related content: Chapters (1) Images (332)

Select a chapter below to view this image within the text.

Description: The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes
For generations, archaeologists have tried to determine just when ancient Maya civilization emerged and what that period of emergence meant to the later, fully developed Classic period (250–900). Early in this century, archaeologists did not expect to find buildings that predated the presence of Maya hieroglyphic inscriptions on stone, and, perhaps as a result of their intellectual expectations, they found few clues to the rise of civilization and the formation of an ethnic and cultural identity.
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago
Related print edition pages: pp.147-157

Note: Some of the images of artworks presented on this platform were not sourced from the original print publication. However, in order to preserve the scholarly record of the print publication, all original image captions and credit lines have been retained on the platform. Learn more about our image policies.

Loading image