Archaeometry and the lime kilns

Author(s): Maria Ortiz Ruiz

Year: 2015


The characterization of the ring structures made ​​during the past two years allowed strongly suggest the presence of kilns for lime production used by the Maya of the Classic and evidence of use in the Colonial Period. Archaeometric techniques used in this research were critical in the mineralogical characterization, dating and obtaining organic waste associated with the production of lime.

In this paper I present the results of two years of work that allowed characterizing the limestone used in the production of lime and temperatures associated with these structures.

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Archaeometry and the lime kilns. Maria Ortiz Ruiz. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395472)


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