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The Rulers of the Kanu’l Dynasty from the Perspective of Dzibanche, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Author(s): Erik Velásquez García ; Sandra Balanzario Granados

Year: 2016

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This paper discusses data on the presence of the Kanu'l dynasty in southern Quintana Roo, Mexico, particularly at the major site of Dzibanché. The hieroglyphic inscriptions give us explicit testimony on three important Kanu'l characters during the Early Classic: Yuhkno'm Ch'e'n I, Sky Witness, and Yahx ? Yopaat. In addition, we will talk about the presence of another Kanu'l character from Late Classic, associated with the Pom Plaza from Dzibanche, together with an explanation of the associated archaeological and architectural contexts. We also discuss evidence from other eastern sites located around Dzibanché, where we have mentions of Kanu'l rulers before their earliest mentions elsewhere. Finally, we also describe the results of osteological analysis of the tomb we believe to be of Sky Witness, as well as two possible geographic scenarios that could be associated with the phenomenon of Kanu'l royal courts: one of Eastern Ch'olan filiation, and other of Western Ch'olan affinity.

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The Rulers of the Kanu’l Dynasty from the Perspective of Dzibanche, Quintana Roo, Mexico.. Erik Velásquez García, Sandra Balanzario Granados. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404270)


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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