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In.Form: The Journal Of Architecture, Design And Material Culture Volume 11: Design Process, Brian M. Kelly, Randall Teal, Timothy Hemsath, Sean M. Rotar, Lohren Ray Deeg, David Karle May 2012

In.Form: The Journal Of Architecture, Design And Material Culture Volume 11: Design Process, Brian M. Kelly, Randall Teal, Timothy Hemsath, Sean M. Rotar, Lohren Ray Deeg, David Karle

Theses from the Architecture Program

The College of Architecture and the Kruger Collection are proud to co-sponsor In.Form, the scholarly journal of the University of Nebraska College of Architecture. Each volume seeks to explore a different theme or concept relating to architecture, design and material culture. In.Form is a peer-reviewed journal.


Social Interaction At The Maya Site Of Copan, Honduras: A Least Cost Approach To Configurational Analysis, Heather Richards-Rissetto Jan 2012

Social Interaction At The Maya Site Of Copan, Honduras: A Least Cost Approach To Configurational Analysis, Heather Richards-Rissetto

Anthropology Faculty Publications

In this article, I employ least cost paths using GIS to measure the relationship between site configuration and social connectivity at the ancient Maya site of Copan, Honduras. I investigate two questions. First, did people of different social classes experience varying degrees of social connectivity? Second, did people living in different parts of the city experience difference degrees of social connectivity? Ultimately, the goal is modify traditional configurational analysis using least cost analysis (LCA) to identify how social hierarchy was embedded in landscapes and how ancient people may have strategically manipulated landscapes to structure social interaction and community organization.