The South Plaza of Dzibilchaltún, Yucatán
Translation of the Spanish by Kim Goldsmith
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Research Year: 2001
Location: Yucatán, México
Table of Contents
Method of Identification
Other Ceramic Artifacts
Sea Shells (Bivalves)
Spiral Sea Shells (Univalves)
Other Archaeological Materials
List of Photos
List of Figures
List of Tables
This report details the data obtained through the analysis of the diverse cultural remains recovered in the excavation undertaken in the structures located in the open space of the South Plaza, including ceramic material (sherds and artifacts), lithic material (obsidian, silex, limestone, greenstone, stucco), malacological material (seashells) and other archaeological material (beads, alabaster, pyrite and metal).
The presentation of these results will be made based on the quantity or frequency of each one of the materials without taking away from the importance of each one.
The excavation, which was extensive (horizontal) as well as intensive (stratigraphic pits), lacked sealed contexts (stucco floors). Even though the stratigraphy of the plaza defined 3 levels of floors, these did not have good preservation and it is expected that there could be "filtration" of material from the upper strata to the lower strata.
In the case of the horizontal excavation, the material comes from the natural layer of accumulated sediment over the last floor level of the plaza. Because of this, the preservation of the surface finish of the floor (stucco) was nil.
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Submitted 01/23/2004 by:
Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán