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The Artifacts of Tikal—Ornamental and Ceremonial Artifacts and Unworked Material Tikal Report 27A

Author(s): Hattula Moholy-Nagy ; William R. Coe

Year: 2008

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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 detailed relationships between artifact, date, and context. It also includes William R. Coe's drafts of reconstructions of destroyed offerings and typologies for ceremonial lithics and shell "Charlie Chaplin" figurines.

512 pages; 36 color, 268 b/w illustrations.

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The Artifacts of Tikal—Ornamental and Ceremonial Artifacts and Unworked Material Tikal Report 27A. Hattula Moholy-Nagy, William R. Coe. Tikal Report ,No. 27, Part A. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 2008 ( tDAR id: 376607)


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: -2000 to 900

Spatial Coverage

min long: -89.779; min lat: 17.05 ; max long: -89.375; max lat: 17.385 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): University of Pennsylvania Press Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology


General Note: Hattula Moholy-Nagy is a Research Associate of the Penn Museum. William R. Coe was director of the Penn Museum's Tikal Project and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America