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EAAMS, the Electronic Atlas of Ancient Maya Sites

A GIS system can help test theories of settlement in ancient landscapes.

One such theory is the Central Place Theory where a lattice of sites is tested:

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Another theory is based on how far the Maya could walk in one day:

  Copyright 2001, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 Walter R. T. Witschey and Clifford T. Brown, The Electronic Atlas of Ancient Maya Sites   Updated 01/31/2010