Ballgame, Ritual and Monument Reutilization at the Ancient Maya Site of Uaxactun
During the 2017 field season of the Uaxactun Archaeological project new monument was excavated at Buena Vista, a minor center at Uaxactun urban periphery. It is a small carved altar or ballcourt marker, which according to its style dates to the Early Classic. High quality of the carving and the hieroglyphic inscription indicates that the altar/marker itself was a part of the monumental corpus of Uaxactun urban core; uncomplete text provides important new information on the dynastic history of the site. During the Late/Terminal Classic it was moved and reutilized by the occupants of Buena Vista as a ballcourt marker. Its importance probably lasted to the Postclassic when it became the object of the veneration and unusual offering was placed associated with the monument.
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Ballgame, Ritual and Monument Reutilization at the Ancient Maya Site of Uaxactun. Dmitri Beliaev, Alexandre Tokovinine, Milan Kovác. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 442869)
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