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Reverential Termination of Sun Pyramid Cave, Teotihuacan - Round 2

Author(s): Rebecca Sload

Year: 2017

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The predominant view is that the paucity of material remains from the cave under the Sun Pyramid is attributable to looting, often described as exhaustive. This paper disputes that speculation, based on lack of evidence and, more convincingly, on a paucity of material remains from contexts that could not possibly have been looted any time after Teotihuacanos applied concrete to the cave in the mid-third century CE. I present evidence for timing, termination ritual, sealing of termination contexts, and paucity of material remains from sealed contexts to argue that the dearth is explainable as part of a ritual of reverential termination.


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Reverential Termination of Sun Pyramid Cave, Teotihuacan - Round 2. Rebecca Sload. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430303)


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Mesoamerica


Spatial Coverage

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

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Abstract Id(s): 14646

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