Cacaxtla (Other Keyword)

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Cacaxtla en el devenir histórico mesoamericano: una propuesta desde sus expresiones plásticas. (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mario Martínez Lara.

El sitio arqueológico de Cacaxtla es famoso por la pintura mural y la importancia que ésta tiene como fuente de información para el entendimiento del desarrollo prehispánico de la región. Sin embargo, esta expresión plástica en particular es la que mayor atención ha recibido y en ocasiones se desarticula de aquellas hechas en otros materiales como la cerámica o la lítica encontradas en el Gran Basamento y en su periferia. En ese sentido, esta ponencia tiene como objetivo exponer la necesidad de...

Epiclassic Palaces: Exploring Social Behavior from Spatial Design (2024)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Genevieve Lucet.

This is an abstract from the "Interactions during the Epiclassic and Early Postclassic (AD 650–1100) in the Central Highlands: New Insights from Material and Visual Culture" session, at the 89th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The built environment expresses the social values applied during architectural design, although these criteria are not always used consciously. Thus, the buildings constructed for the elite of a community show how this group conceives its...

The Presence of Teotihuacan’s Iconography at Cacaxtla, Tlaxcala: A Reflection on Its Interpretations (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mario Martínez Lara.

The archaeological site of Cacaxtla, is located in the southwest of the modern state of Tlaxcala, Mexico. It has been explored uninterruptedly since 1975, and researchers agree that the site had a long occupation, reaching its height by AD 600-900, and being contemporary to other sites like Teotihuacan. Cacaxtla stands out for its mural painting and, in particular, for its iconography that combines many pictorial traditions from different Mesoamerican sites. In particular, Cacaxtla’s art draws...

Spatial Roles in Cacaxtla: A Delineation from the Study of Its Architecture (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Genevieve Lucet.

The archaeological site of Cacaxtla, in the central highlands of Mexico, had its heyday during the Mesoamerican Epiclassic period. Its architectural characteristics define it as a place for residential and government activities, in contrast with the neighboring hill Xochitecatl, where constructions typify ritual purposes. Excavations were not accompanied by scientific studies of materials for the understanding of functions of rooms, porches, and courtyards that make up the site. Therefore, it is...