Coba Humanitarian Assistance


The village and ruins of Coba offer unique opportunities to study the pre-Hispanic past and cultural and social issues in contemporary southern Mexico. You experience the ruins of Coba as a backdrop to contemporary Maya community development.

Cobá Scholarly Resources

Barrera Marin, Alfredo, Alfredo Barrera Vazquez and Rosa Maria Lopez Franco 
1976 Nomenclatura Etnobotanica Maya. Mexico: Instituto Nacional de 
Antropologia e Historia.
Folan, William, Laraine A. Fletcher and Ellen R. Kintz 
1979 “Fruit, Fiber, Bark and Resin: The Social Organization of a Maya Urban Center.” 
Science   204:697–701.
Folan, William, Laraine A. Fletcher and Ellen R. Kintz 
1983 Coba: A Classic Maya Metropolis. New York: Academic Press.
Kintz, Ellen 
1983 “Cottage Industry and Guild Formation in a Classic Maya Metropolis.” 
In Coba: A Classic Maya Metropolis. 
William Folan, Ellen R. Kintz and Laraine A. Fletcher, eds. New York: 
Academic Press, pp. 149–159.
Thompson, J.E.S., H.E.D. Pollock and J. Charlot 
1932 A Preliminary Study of the Ruins of Coba, Quintana Roo, Mexico. 
Washington, DC: Carnegie Institution of Washington, Publication 424.
Villa Rojas, A 
1945 The Maya of East Central Quintana Roo. Washington, DC: 
Carnegie Institute of Washington, Publication 559.