Where is Tak’alik Ab’aj Within the Fabric of Preclassic Interrelations?


Three decades of research at Tak’alik Ab’aj have repeatedly confirmed that this ancient site at the southwestern piedmont of Guatemala was an important link of the transcultural trade-network along the Pacific littoral of Mesoamerica. This presumes strong and functional interactions among the stronghold-players of this hanseatic system operating during a given timespan by means of a common shared concept proposed as "market of rituality", permeated in each case according their own local nature in their cultural and economic realm. This is examined anew under the framework of the current discussion of chronological revision.

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Where is Tak’alik Ab’aj Within the Fabric of Preclassic Interrelations?. Christa Schieber De Lavarreda, Miguel Orrego. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431288)

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 14566