A THREE DIMENSIONAL VIEW OF ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING MATERIAL USE AT STRUCTURE B-4 CAHAL PECH, BELIZE C.A.
Author(s): Christopher Blair
Excavation information at Cahal Pech structure B-4 present some of the most complete data on the Maya formative period in the Western Belize River Valley. Structure B-4 contains fourteen floors which represent increasingly complex and chronological construction events. Excavated floor level information contains architectural and construction material elements which can be stored and analyzed in a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database. Using available excavation and publication data, this paper will discuss the structure B-4 archaeological sequence and demonstrate the utility of excavation analysis in three dimensional (3D) GIS software. Each excavated floor will be discussed along with the building material, architectural style and temporal importance of each successive construction event.
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A THREE DIMENSIONAL VIEW OF ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING MATERIAL USE AT STRUCTURE B-4 CAHAL PECH, BELIZE C.A.. Christopher Blair. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396713)
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