New Perspectives on the Maya Highland Site of Kaminaljuyu, Guatemala

Author(s): Barbara Arroyo

Year: 2017


Recent data has been unearthed on Kaminaljuyu during the last five years. Despite Guatemala City´s growth, much information is still under the ground. A continuous program has allowed for the piecing together of various research programs carried out at the site. An effort to integrate most of the research and rescue programs has been done to obtain a comprehensive perspective of the culture history of the site. This paper will present data on recent research, focusing on the significant developments during the Preclassic period and its connections to other sites in the highlands and beyond. New data on the ceramic sequence and chronology, exchange, commoners roles in the society, hydraulics systems beyond agriculture, environmental impact of Lake Miraflores changes, and others will be presented. A short summary of the relationships with the community will be presented to emphasize the role of present day society for the conservation and protection of the site.

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New Perspectives on the Maya Highland Site of Kaminaljuyu, Guatemala. Barbara Arroyo. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431284)


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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 14758