An excellent example of the power of interdisciplinary scholarship.
Destined to become an important work for scholars of Latin America and practitioners of historical archaeology for the foreseeable
—Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology
Meyer's conclusions are solid and will be important for many years to come.
—Joel Palka, author of Unconquered Lacandon Maya: Ethnohistory and Archaeology of Indigenous Culture Change
There aren't many books like this. This is the future of archaeology—this kind of interdisciplinary approach that combines archival research, ethnographic interviews and on-the-ground archaeology.
—Jennifer Mathews, author of Lifeways in the Northern Maya Lowlands: New Approaches to Archaeology in the Yucatán Peninsula