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characteristics elsewhere at Chichén Itzá, and groups of buildings with similar configurations in relation to each other in different parts of the site, such as the buildings on the east side of the Great Plaza and positions of similar structures in relation to each other on the east-central section of the Court of the Thousand Columns, or similarities in building types and arrangements between the Group of the Initial Series and the Southwest Group. Similar configurations probably indicate similar functions of groups of buildings, but I did not speculate what those functions might be. Better mapping and more recent excavations offer the opportunity for much better understanding of overall site organization and internal dynamics, such as much new information about the functions of sacbeob at the site. The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley funded the work at Chichén Itzá in 1974, a Dean’s Fellowship supported the writing, and a Regents’ Grant-in-Aid helped prepare the manuscript, which I completed in the spring of 1976. I wish to acknowledge with thanks once again my dissertation committee: John A. Graham, Robert F. Heizer and Richard D. Ambro. All photos are by the author, taken in 1974.

References Cited Bey, George J., III and William M. Ringle 2007 From the Bottom Up: The Timing and Nature of the Tula-Chichén Itzá Exchange. In Twin Tollans: Chichén Itzá, Tula and the Epiclassic to Early Postclassic Mesoamerican World, pp. 377-427. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks. Bolles, John S. 1977  Las Monjas: A Major Pre-Mexican Architectural Complex at Chichén Itzá. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. Cobos, Rafael 2007 Multepal or Centralized Kingship? New Evidence on Governmental Organization at Chichén Itzá. In Twin Tollans: Chichén Itzá, Tula and the Epiclassic to Early Postclassic Mesoamerican World, pp. 315-343. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks. Cohodas, Marvin 1978 The Great Ball Court at Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico. Garland Press. Gillespie, Susan D. 2007 Toltecs, Tula and Chichén Itzá: The Development of an Archaeological Myth. In Twin Tollans: Chichén Itzá, Tula and the Epiclassic to Early Postclassic Mesoamerican World, pp. 85-127. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks.

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Architecture and Chronology at Chichén Itzá, Yucatán  

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