The Cultural and Natural Landscapes of El Tintal, Guatemala: Preliminary Results of the Application of Airborne LiDAR
In this paper, we present the results of our preliminary analysis of the application of LiDAR (light detection and ranging) imagery of the archaeological site of El Tintal in northern Guatemala. El Tintal is an extensive site with over 800 known buildings distributed in an area of about 12 square kilometers. From the Preclassic through the Late Classic Periods (ca. 400 B.C. to A.D. 850), the cultural settlement developed in direct association with the natural landscape marked by extensive bajos (seasonally inundated natural depressions). Initial mapping efforts and pedestrian surveys have revealed that in addition to having adapted construction to the natural terrain, the population of El Tintal also invested significant efforts in water management systems throughout the site.
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The Cultural and Natural Landscapes of El Tintal, Guatemala: Preliminary Results of the Application of Airborne LiDAR. Mary Jane Acuña, Varinia Matute, Carlos Chiriboga, Francisco Castañeda. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431294)
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Abstract Id(s): 16069