Archeomagnetic Dating of Ceramic Potsherds of the Tingambato Archeological Site
The archeological site of Tingambato, located in the municipality of the same name, is situated between the towns of Pátzcuaro and Uruapan, in the Mexican State of Michoacan. It is located at the south of the Tarascan plateau, at the boundary between the "tierra caliente" and the cold coniferous mountain land. In order to address the issue of occupational temporality of the site, we carried out absolute archeomagnetic dating of seven ceramic potsherds found at the site, taking advantage of the ability of magnetic minerals, contained within the ceramics, to record the direction and intensity of Earth’s magnetic field at the time of its creation or last exposure to fire. This allows us to obtained the most probable age interval for these archaeological materials.
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Archeomagnetic Dating of Ceramic Potsherds of the Tingambato Archeological Site. David Rangel, Juan Julio Morales Contreras, José Luis Punzo Díaz. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444595)
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min long: -108.853; min lat: 18.771 ; max long: -102.788; max lat: 25.76 ;
Abstract Id(s): 20547