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The Chronological Ceramic Sequence of Naranjo, Guatemala: A Revision and Relationship to Kaminaljuyu

Author(s): Barbara Arroyo ; Gloria Aju ; Andrea Rojas ; Lorena Paiz

Year: 2015

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Recent research at the site of Kaminaljuyu and the revision of the ceramic sequence has promoted a revision of Naranjo chronology and ceramics. The site of Naranjo is located 3 kms north of Kaminaljuyu and has a significant occupation during the Middle Preclassic. An abandonment of the site has been dated to around 500-400 BC, the moment when the first rise of Kaminaljuyu has been identified. The results of analysis presenting the relationships of various ceramic types from Naranjo connected to later Kaminaljuyu examples will be presented to link both sequences of occupations during the Preclassic. A large data set of radiocarbon dates will be presented supporting the revised sequence for both sites.

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The Chronological Ceramic Sequence of Naranjo, Guatemala: A Revision and Relationship to Kaminaljuyu. Gloria Aju, Barbara Arroyo, Lorena Paiz, Andrea Rojas. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397098)


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min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America