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New research on ceramics and chronology from the Tlajinga district

Author(s): Daniela Hernandez Sarinana ; Gina Buckley ; Doug Kennett ; Brendan Culleton ; David Carballo

Year: 2016

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The Proyecto Arqueológico Tlajinga Teotihuacan (PATT) undertook two excavation seasons in the southern district of the city known as Tlajinga. These have provided new information concerning the growth of the city southward and life in residential apartment complexes. Tlajinga comprises a group of residential neighborhoods where commoners lived and engaged in both local and city-wide interactions. Analysis of ceramics from the project provides an understanding of the temporality of household practices and the city’s extension processes.

By examining the ceramic artifacts obtained from compounds 17:S3E1 and 18:S3E1, as well the southern extension of the Street of the Dead, we discuss new insights into the ceramic sequence and other chronological considerations. Using high precision Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS), we evaluate the radiocarbon (14C) assays provided by wood charcoal and bone samples to establish dates and occupation phases. We correlate these lines of evidence to provide preliminary conclusions regarding urbanization of the south of the city and the household practices that took place in Tlajinga.


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New research on ceramics and chronology from the Tlajinga district. Daniela Hernandez Sarinana, Gina Buckley, Doug Kennett, Brendan Culleton, David Carballo. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403534)


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Geographic Keywords
Mesoamerica


Spatial Coverage

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