BOOK DESCRIPTIONCampeche state and Quintana Roo, and more generally the area south of the Yucatan peninsular, afford rich fields of study in terms of our understanding of Mayan relations in the region. This volumes concentrates on major research projects undertaken at key sites such as Calakmul, Becán, Balamku, and Nadzca'an, during which considerable advances were made in specific areas of research including analysis of the complexities of architectural styles and the iconography of the region during Mayan times. The sum of the information and results obtained adds a wider perspective on the southern Yucatan peninsular of the time as a whole. This large-scale work is presented in three sections. Section one concentrates on natural factors such as climate, soils, and vegetation, detailed summaries of large-scale excavation projects by season to 1998 (including seasons at La Tulane, Xpuhil, Becán, Chicanná, Hormiguero, Calakmul, Río Bec, etc.), and methodology. Section two provides a gazetteer of smaller sites by zonalregions. Section three deals with the major zone of Kaynikte-Manos Rojas, including analyses of occupation, architecture and ceramics. Section four covers the evolution and chronology of sites in the south of Yucatan.