Republic of Guatemala (Country) (Geographic Keyword)

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611th Air Support Group Resources
PROJECT Uploaded by: Rachel Fernandez

Project metadata for resources within the 611th Air Support Group cultural heritage resources collection.

Agriculture, Markets and Life in Mexico during the 1960's
PROJECT William T. Sanders.

This project is part of a collection of photographs taken by the late Bill Sanders of the various sites that he worked at and visited between 1960-1969. These sites include Maquixco, Tenayuca, Cholula, Xochicalco, El Arbolilo, Zacatenco, Ticoman, Cuicuilco, Cuanalan, Tezoyuca, Teotihuacan, Cerro Malinalco, Cerro Gordo, Tula, Texcotzingo, Tolman Quarry, Malinalco, Coatlinchan, Xometla, Tizatlon, Tenochtitlan, Chinampa, Huasteca, Lake Texcoco, Piedras Negras, Tikal, Uaxactun, Xpuhil, Copan,...

The Archaeology of Highland Chiriqui, Panama -- Documents, Images, and Datasets
PROJECT Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Archaeology is defined by its grounding in material objects; without contextual elements of space and place, however, material culture is devoid of much of its meaning and archaeological information. This article focuses upon pre-Columbian objects – including gold, ceramics, and stone artefacts - from a small, localized area of the Chiriquí region of western Panamá in the context of the volcanic landscape. The discussion is intended as a provocative introduction to the archaeology of highland...

The Artifacts of Tikal—Ornamental and Ceremonial Artifacts and Unworked Material Tikal, Report 27A
PROJECT Uploaded by: Leigh Anne Ellison

TR27A reports upon goods used as markers of social status and goods used in ritual. It describes the splendid ornaments and insignia of jade, shell, pearls, and inscribed bone shown in representations on monuments and pottery vessels and recovered from the burials of Tikal's elites. Each artifact is described in the text, tabulated, and richly illustrated with drawings and photographs. An accompanying CD-ROM includes updated databases for all recovered objects, enabling the reader to discover...

The Artifacts of Tikal—Utilitarian Artifacts and Unworked Material Tikal Report 27B
PROJECT Uploaded by: Leigh Anne Ellison

Occupied continuously for 1,500 years, Tikal was the most important demographic, economic, administrative, and ritual center of its region. The collection of materials recovered at Tikal is the largest and most diverse known from the Lowlands. This book provides a major body of primary data. The artifacts, represented by such raw materials as chert and shell are classified by type, number, condition, possible ancient use, form, material, size, and such secondary modifications as decoration...

Blue Creek
PROJECT Maya Research Program.

Background—The Maya City of Blue Creek Blue Creek is an ancient Maya city (900 BC–AD 1000) in northwestern Belize, just south of the southern Mexican border. Annual investigations of the site have been under way since 1990. Except for four years, these were, and continue to be, directed by Thomas Guderjan. Consequently, we have access to all records and archives of the project and have an excellent relationship with the government of Belize. The ancient city of Blue Creek covers more than 100...

PROJECT Uploaded by: Colin Hirth

Photos 10739-11000, 12174-12233, 11165-11188, 11001-11165, 11666

Lake Atitlan
PROJECT Uploaded by: Colin Hirth

Photos 1488-1491

The Maya Vase Conservation Project
PROJECT Uploaded by: Leigh Anne Ellison

Museum goers are always fascinated by behind-the-schemes glimpses of the way museum professionals prepare artifacts and works of art for exhibit and study. In this richly illustrated, step-by-step presentation, Grant describes the problems of conserving and preserving the only provenienced collection of a group of 19 important Maya vases excavated early in the twentieth century in Chama, Guatemala, by Robert Burkitt, an early investigator for the University Museum. This polychrome pottery was...

Mesoamerican Radiocarbon Database (MesoRad)
PROJECT Julie Hoggarth. Claire Ebert.

The Mesoamerican Radiocarbon (MesoRAD) database compiles published radiocarbon dates and isotopic data from archaeological sites in across Mesoamerica. Mesoamerica as a culture region is defined by shared cultural traits that span the areas of northern, central, and southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and parts of El Salvador and Nicaragua. In its final form, we hope that the database can be used as an open-access repository that will facilitate collaborative studies in the...

Mixco Viejo
PROJECT Uploaded by: Colin Hirth

Photos 2853-2862

Piedras Negras
PROJECT Uploaded by: Colin Hirth

Photos 10729-10733

Proyecto Salinas de los Nueve Cerros
PROJECT Uploaded by: Brent Woodfill

Archaeology, ethnohistory, ethnography, geology, and community development at the largest Precolumbian saltworks in the Maya world. Salinas de los Nueve Cerros was a Maya city located at the highland-lowland transition along the Chixoy River that produced up to 24,000 tons of salt/year during the Late Classic period (AD 600-850). It was occupied from at least 800 BC through the Classic collapse, and continued to be occupied throughout the Postclassic and colonial periods, with salt production...

Putting Archaeobotany Under the Microscope: A Case Study for Increased Use of Starch-Grain and Residue Analyses on the North Coast of Peru
PROJECT Uploaded by: Guy Duke

Due to the arid environment and subsequent excellent preservation on the north coast of Peru, evidence obtained from macrobotanical remains here has been the primary sources of information on plant use. However, despite the richness of the macrobotanical record, the combination of arid conditions and the nature of many plants, such as potatoes and beans – which are consumed in their entirety – macrobotanical remains can only tell us so much. In this paper, we discuss some methodological issues...

Settlement Archaeology at Quiriguá, Guatemala
PROJECT Uploaded by: Leigh Anne Ellison

This monograph reports the results of the Quiriguá Project Site Periphery Program, five seasons (1975-1979) of archaeological survey and excavation in the 96 square kilometers immediately adjoining the classic Maya site of Quiriguá. Ashmore identifies and helps us understand where and how the people of Quiriguá lived. She presents detailed material evidence in two data catalogues, for the floodplain settlement adjoining Quiriguá and for sites in the wider periphery. The work situates Quiriguá...

Social Reactors Project datasets
PROJECT Uploaded by: Scott Ortman

Datasets from various publications of the Social Reactors Project

PROJECT Uploaded by: Colin Hirth

Photos 1227-1228, 11445-11451, 11482-11484, 11201-11205, 10619-10721

Tikal Report 11: Map of the Ruins of Tikal, El Petén, Guatemala and Georeferenced Versions of the Maps Therein
PROJECT Uploaded by: Christopher Carr

This archive is in two parts. The first part is Tikal Report 11, published in 1961, which presents the ten maps produced by the Tikal Project of The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. The second part is georeferenced versions of the ten maps for use with GIS (Geographic Information Systems) software. The georeferencing was based on field data collected in 2010 by the Tikal Project of the University of Cincinnati. The maps should be useful for archaeologists, tourists and managers of...

Tikal Report 34, Part A: Additions and Alterations: A Commentary on the Architecture of the North Acropolis, Tikal, Guatemala
PROJECT Uploaded by: Leigh Anne Ellison

A comprehensive series of reconstructed views rendered in colors approximating the original finishes of polished plaster and paint, with 42 different stages of development in three-dimensional form, show what the Acropolis looked like at various times from ca. 330 BCE to CE 600. On an accompanying CD-ROM 112 color plates show constructions of individual structures and some photos of Acropolis fabric at the time of excavation and consolidation. The text accompanying the color plates provides a...

Tikal Report 37: Historical Archaeology at Tikal, Guatemala
PROJECT Uploaded by: Leigh Anne Ellison

The pre-Columbian city we call Tikal was abandoned by its Maya residents during the tenth century A.D. and succumbed to the Guatemalan rain forest. It was not until 1848 that it was brought to the attention of the outside world. For the next century Tikal, remote and isolated, received a surprisingly large number of visitors. Public officials, explorers, academics, military personnel, settlers, petroleum engineers, chicle gatherers, and archaeologists came and went, sometimes leaving behind...

PROJECT Uploaded by: Colin Hirth

Photos 1360-1414