A clearly written, persuasive volume. . . . [and] an excellent contribution to the 'new' Mesoamerican archaeology.
Hutson reviews the changing approaches to urbanism in the Maya world. . . . Key themes are multiplicity--that is the unexpected encounters and juxtapositions that lead to novelty and change--and the clustering of people and activities, which reduces costs and spurs innovation.
An excellent contribution to the growing body of literature on Maya cities specifically and ancient urbanism generally.
--Journal of Field Archaeology