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Wyllys Andrews V, Nicholas Dunning, Victoria Bricker, Walter R. T Witschey, Bonnie and Jim Bade, Ruth Gubler, and Molly Mignon. For digitizing my drawn maps and site plans into finished form and for cheerfully complying with many revisions, I would like to thank Phyllis and Robert O'Hair. Their work saved me countless hours. I would also like to thank my husband, Jerry, for accompanying me to the sites, for taking and printing the black-and-white photographs used in this volume, and for offering constant and loving encouragement while this work was in progress.
If, however, you plan to visit some of the isolated sites, a little Spanish will help considerably. You will have to use whatever Spanish you know both in making arrangements and in traveling to and from the site. This really does not take a lot, and sign language will also help. I recommend carrying one of the small Spanish-English phrase books and dictionaries. Berlitz's is the best known. If you are driving, you will want to know the Spanish for the parts of the car in case you should need a mechanic.
Dzibilchaltún and Komchen were then sparsely populated; Cobá (in the northeast), first inhabited in the Late Preclassic, continued to show urban continuity; in northern Yucatán, Oxkintok, Izamal, Aké, and Acancéh undertook major constructions. D. 250-450), followed by an increase in the later part (450-600). Kohunlich, in the southeast, experienced a major period of occupation and construction during the Early Classic. After steady growth during most of the Late Preclassic period, Dzibilnocac suffered a drastic decline in population starting at the end of that period, and there is scant evidence of occupancy during Early Classic times.
An Archaeological Guide to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula by Joyce Kelly