Results of Recent Investigations at El Tintal, Petén, Guatemala


El Tintal, located in northern Petén, is part of a group of ancient Maya cities that emerged during the Preclassic period in the central karstic uplands. The El Tintal Archaeological Project is interested in understanding the historical development of the population that inhabited the settlement from the beginning to its abandonment. This paper will focus on the results of our recent investigations at El Tintal that yield information on the origins of the city and its regional interactions, aimed at contributing to the understanding of the complex sociocultural processes that shaped ancient Maya history.

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Results of Recent Investigations at El Tintal, Petén, Guatemala. Varinia Matute, Mary Jane Acuña, Francisco Castañeda, Boris Beltran. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431222)


Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 16132