In the 1930s an amateur archaeologist discovered the `largest number of model[l]ed human heads from a single Maya building', which were recovered with little regard for stratigraphy. This volume reports on excavations in 2000 and 2002 at the rapidly-disappearing site of Louisville which aimed to reunite this important discovery with its archaeological context, an aim in which it succeeded. The book includes an illustrated catalogue of the stucco heads, reconstructing the many lost examples from drawings made at the time of their original discovery, and examines associated finds, structures and deposits. Finally, Runggaldier touches upon the function of these heads which, she argues, are clearly a form of portraiture, with each head depicting individual men and women. Colour photographs of the surviving heads completes the book.Gann published this fragment in Glories of the Maya claiming that at the time of discovery aquot;the Maya month Ahau, ... Gann was, however, able to make some conjectures from the co-occurrence of a five and an Ahau sign, suggesting that it anbsp;...
|Title||:||Classic Maya polychrome stucco sculptures from Louisville, Belize|
|Publisher||:||British Archaeological Reports Ltd - 2004|