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Virtual Graphic Representation and Urban Analysis Architectural Grand Central Acropolis: Main Access and Structure 4D1-20 El Mirador, Petén; Guatemala

Author(s): Josué R. García García

Year: 2015

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This paper develops Maya urbanism and architecture this complex acropolis type of El Mirador site. In order to perform an analysis of this building, proposing a graphical representation allowing their virtual and theatrical reconstruction of the same. This hypothetical proposal is modeled based on historical information and recent archaeological evidence in this sector.

The Grand Central Acropolis is located southwest of the nucleus of the settlement and as its name suggest, It is a great acropolis occupies an area of 86,139m2; to form an idea more concrete its dimension, space is added to the North Plaza of Tikal, the East Plaza and South Plaza with its aguada.

For the dimension that show this architectural, research focuses on the epicenter of the acropolis, in presenting the early architectural features such as the Triadic Pattern, focusing on your main access and the structure known as "The Throne" (Estr. 4D1-20), highlighting its various stages construction and historical moments. To examine the urbanism, your architecture, and build this virtual tour, allows knowing that form dynamical this cultural heritage, that characterizes the art and complexity of the early Maya culture and their becoming too along of time.

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Virtual Graphic Representation and Urban Analysis Architectural Grand Central Acropolis: Main Access and Structure 4D1-20 El Mirador, Petén; Guatemala. Josué R. García García. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397301)


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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