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The architectural remains of prehispanic Maya monumental buildings represent a series of actions, decisions, and repeated practices, which contribute to the long sequences of construction observed in the archaeological record. Investigations at Caobal, a minor temple site located in the peripheral hinterlands of Ceibal, Petén, Guatemala, were conducted between 2006 and 2009 to address questions about the social and political transformations that took place outside the core of major Maya centers during the Preclassic and Classic periods. This research was funded by the National Science Foundation, Dumbarton Oaks, and the University of Arizona.

2015 Munson, Jessica. From metaphors to practice: Operationalizing network concepts for archaeological stratigraphy. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory. 22(2): 428-460. doi:10.1007/s10816-013-9181-8.

2015 Inomata, T., J. MacLellan, D. Triadan, J. Munson, M. Burham, K. Aoyama, H. Nasu, F. Pinzón, and H. Yonenobu. “Development of sedentary communities in the Maya lowlands: Co-existing mobile groups and public ceremonies at Ceibal, Guatemala.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112(14):4268-4273.

2012 Munson, Jessica. Temple histories and communities of practice in early Maya society: Archaeological investigations at Caobal, Petén, Guatemala. PhD Thesis. University of Arizona, UMI Proquest.

2012 Aoyama, Kazuo and Jessica Munson. Ancient Maya obsidian exchange and chipped stone production at Caobal, Guatemala. Mexicon 34(2): 34-42.

2011 Munson, Jessica and Takeshi Inomata. Temples in the forest: The discovery of an early Maya community at Caobal, Petén, Guatemala. Antiquity 85(328). Available at: http://www.antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/munson328/.

2011 Aoyama, Kazuo and Jessica Munson. Cambios diacrónicos de la lítica menor Maya en Caobal, Guatemala. U’tzib 4(8 y 9): 1-15.