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Redundant causeways : an argument for metafunctional analysis

  • Author(s): Miller-Sisson, Misha E.
  • et al.
Abstract

During the 2009 field season of the Chichén Itzá project, two causeways running parallel to each other connecting a large architectural group to two architectural groups within relative close proximity of each other, but not connected, were discovered. The causeways and architectural groups involved were mapped and a surface collection was performed, in order to determine the purpose of the sacbes. In this thesis I argue that the sacbes had a semiotic purpose that transcended the physical actions they allowed, by addressing semiotic implications of communicatory infrastructure contrasted with the data collected

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