Art, Archaeology, and Science: Investigations in the Guatemala Highlands

Part of: Society for American Archaeology 84th Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM (2019)

This collection contains the abstracts of the papers presented in the session entitled "Art, Archaeology, and Science: Investigations in the Guatemala Highlands," at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

The archaeology of highland Guatemala has become a focus of steady research by Guatemalan and foreign

scholars in the last two decades. In this session, scholars will present research results from both well-known

and researched sites, such as Classic Kaminaljuyu and Postclassic Q'umarkaj, and lesser-known

and studied regions and sites, particularly in western Guatemala. As a whole, the research demonstrates the

breadth of current investigations in the art, architecture, ceramics and landscapes in the region; the applicability of current archaeological techniques and technologies to chronology and interaction in the highlands; the viability of utilizing data from the region to address a wide variety of sociocultural themes; and the need for continued collaborative work in a long under studied part of Mesoamerica.