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Ritual to the hills and water in Mejicanos, Amatitlán, Guatemala: the rock art evidence

Author(s): Edgar Carpio

Year: 2016

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Summary

The Mejicanos archaeological site is located on the side of a hill surrounded by other hills and a volcanic complex, in addition to beach to Lake Amatitlan. This situation apparently sufficed for implementation of major religions to water and hills as evidenced by the ceramic offerings deposited in the lake during the Classic period as well as the many petroglyphs found in the rocky site sets. These consist mainly recorded in the rocks and miniature representations of temples, usually with cavities at the top for liquid acquisition. We assume that on the site were carried out important rituals related to the cult to the deities of water and hills.


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Ritual to the hills and water in Mejicanos, Amatitlán, Guatemala: the rock art evidence. Edgar Carpio. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404460)


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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