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Ceramics of La Florida-Namaan: a Preliminary Report

Author(s): Joanne Baron ; Liliana Padilla ; Christopher Martinez ; Arielle Pierson

Year: 2017

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The Guatemalan archaeological site of La Florida, located on the San Pedro River near the Mexican border, was home to the Classic Maya polity known as Namaan. Hieroglyphic inscriptions from La Florida and elsewhere reveal the polity’s widespread political contacts with sites in western Peten, Tabasco, and beyond, as well as a dynastic history spanning three centuries. While known to archaeologists since 1943, the site has only recently been the subject of a multi-year research project. In this paper, we will present the ceramics recovered during the 2016 season of the La Florida Archaeology Project, our first season of excavations. We aim to explore, in this season and in future excavations, the role of La Florida in commercial exchange along the San Pedro and between Classic Maya communities in Peten and the Tabasco Plain.

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Ceramics of La Florida-Namaan: a Preliminary Report. Joanne Baron, Liliana Padilla, Christopher Martinez, Arielle Pierson. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431904)


Ceramics Exchange Maya

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

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Abstract Id(s): 16406

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