Ritual practices at the Middle Preclassic site of Naranjo, Guatemala

Author(s): Barbara Arroyo

Year: 2015


The site of Naranjo, located in the Central Maya highlands of Guatemala has an important occupation that begins around 800 BC. Here, many important rituals took place, some of them connected to the calendar and others as part of pilgrimage activities. Naranjo was part of a wider network of interaction as documented in the ceramics, site layout, sculptural practices, and figurine inventory. By 400 BC, the site was abandoned and continued like that until the Late Classic when a specific ritual activity was documented. This paper will present evidence of ritual activities from the Middle Preclassic and Late Classic at Naranjo and the relationship of these activities with neighboring sites and others beyond its borders.

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Ritual practices at the Middle Preclassic site of Naranjo, Guatemala. Barbara Arroyo. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395111)


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