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1 Focus

2 Building a GIS System of Ancient Lowland Maya Settlement Walter R. T. Witschey Director, Science Museum of Virginia Clifford T. Brown Senior Archaeologist, U.S. Navy

3 Mexico & Central America Maya Area

4 Belize Guatemala Honduras El Salvador Q.Roo Yucatan Campeche Chiapas Tabasco The Maya Area Mexico

5 Canadian Museum of Civilization

6 Photo by Barbara McKenzie

7 Rank 1 sites

8 Rank 1 and 2 sites

9 Rank 1, 2 and 3 sites

10 Rank 1, 2, 3 and 4 sites

11 Palace - Tikal Central Acropolis Photo by Barbara McKenzie

12 Calakmul Tikal Naranjo Central Place Lattices

13 Main sign Copan Quirigua Tikal Yaxchilan Piedras Negras Palenque Structure of Emblem Glyphs After Coe 1992

14 Kohunlich Tzibanche La Reforma Chacchoben MMJ Chichmuul Lagartera Uomuul Chetumal After Harrison 1981

15 Thiessen polygons After Mathews Mexico Belize Guatemala Tikal Calakmul

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17 Fractal dimension (D) = 1.16

18 Fractal dimension (D) = 0.95

19 Fractal dimension (D) = 1.08

20 Excerpt: map of Mayapan by Morris Jones for the Carnegie Institution of Washington Edited by A. L. Smith and Karl Ruppert and re-issued in (Square Y in the south central part of the site) A segment of the great wall and part of a small sacbe are shown.

21 After Thompson 1978

22 Rank 1 sites

23 Rank 1 and 2 sites

24 Rank 1, 2 and 3 sites

25 Rank 1, 2, 3 and 4 sites

26 Merida Gulf of Mexico Conchero Sitio

27 Initial Series Supplementary Series Day: 2 Kan After Coe 1992

28 Kimball Museum; Birmingham Museum of Art

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30 Photo by Barbara McKenzie Chicanna

31 Xpuhil Photo by Barbara McKenzie Proskouriakoff

32 Photo by Barbara McKenzie. Governor’s Palace, Uxmal

33 Photo by Barbara McKenzie Tikal Temple II

34 Dynastic Events BirthAccession (Upended Frog)(Toothache) After Coe 1992

35 Yaxchilan Tikal Northwest Peten Mexico Guatemala Mirador Calakmul

36 Yaxchilan Tikal Northwest Peten Mexico Guatemala Mirador Calakmul

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