A History of Izapa Group B: Buildings, Burials, and Offerings

Author(s): Rosemary Lieske

Year: 2015


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 platforms. The placement of offerings in relation to the platforms aids our understanding of its development. The number of offerings and burials placed in Group B is significantly more than any other location in central Izapa. The messages conveyed by the monuments, combined with the placement of elaborate burials and offerings, delineate Group B as a very special place.

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A History of Izapa Group B: Buildings, Burials, and Offerings. Rosemary Lieske. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395216)


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