Placing Cahal Pech on the map: Implications of Burial Goods Recovered in the Site’s Eastern Triadic Shrine
Between 2011 and 2014, the BVAR Project focused considerable attention on the excavation and preservation of the site’s Eastern Triadic Shrine (a.k.a E-Group). In addition to revealing important information on the evolution of the architectural complex, our investigations also uncovered a series of burials that span from the Preclassic to the Terminal Classic periods. The burials, particularly those discovered in Structure B1, the central structure of the eastern triadic complex, reflect considerable wealth and an astonishing assemblage of unique artefacts that has contributed to a better understanding of the elite Maya who lived at Cahal Pech. The grave goods in the elite burials within Structure B1 also provide evidence for inter-regional trade and interaction, and serve to position Cahal Pech as one of the most important socio-political centers in the upper Belize River Valley.
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Placing Cahal Pech on the map: Implications of Burial Goods Recovered in the Site’s Eastern Triadic Shrine. Catharina Santasilia, Jaime Awe. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395814)
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