Izapa (Other Keyword)

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13th Baktun Rebirth at Izapa: discovery vistas with new technologies in applied structural archaeology are writing Preclassic history (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Garth Norman.

Norman's latest "Izapa Sacred Space" book (2013; in English and Spanish) will be introduced, highlighting shared culture contacts near and far. Izapa popularity peaked at the end of 2012 and is being rekindled with the 13th baktun zenith sun (August 13) and new year (Sept 21) calendar monuments and applied technologies. New Izapa civilization discoveries in Preclassic Mesoamerican history have been examined with Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) digital imaging technology recording of...

A History of Izapa Group B: Buildings, Burials, and Offerings (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rosemary Lieske.

The Group B complex in central Izapa contains the oldest known structures at the site and is vital to understanding the growth and development of Izapa as a regional center. This paper offers a reconstruction of Group B’s architectural development through time as revealed through the excavations and discusses the placement of its numerous burials and offerings. Most of what is known concerning the development of Group B is restricted to Mound 30a, the Mound 30 acropolis, and its auxiliary...

Transisthmian Ties: Epi-Olmec and Izapan Interaction (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher Pool. Michael Loughlin.

Beginning with Matthew Stirling, who in 1943 opined that "Izapa appears to be much more closely related to the earth-mound sites of southern Veracruz … than it does with sites in the Maya area," scholars have postulated ties of varying strength between Late Formative polities on either side of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Ceramic similarities have been noted between southern Chiapas and the Gulf Coast, but discussion of Late Formative transisthmian interaction has focused primarily on sculptural...