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EAAMS, the Electronic Atlas of Ancient Maya Sites

Where to live?
Size of sites
Political control
Settlement patterns

A Geographic Information System can help answer many questions about an ancient civilization, such as ...

bulletWhat terrain is preferred?
bulletHow are sites distributed by size across the landscape?
bulletWhat was the political structure
bulletWhat theoretical models of settlement best fit the real world data?

  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