Recipe and Quality of Lime Plaster Samples from Plaza One, Teotihuacan

Author(s): Kaitlin Ahern

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

In 1959, the Teotihuacan Mapping Project, led by Rene Millon, excavated at the site of Plaza One in Teotihuacan and acquired a myriad of artifacts, including lime plaster samples. This presentation focuses on the examination of these plaster samples via Optical Microscopy and SEM-EDS, which are used to evaluate the similarities and differences in the building techniques and raw materials employed in the construction of plaster. Specifically, emphasis is placed on the comparison of the Plaza One samples with previous plaster studies that examined samples from structures located along the Avenue of the Dead. This analysis provides insight and later interpretation into the different methods of plaster production by comparing the recipe and quality of the plaster between different locales at Teotihuacan.

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Recipe and Quality of Lime Plaster Samples from Plaza One, Teotihuacan. Kaitlin Ahern. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449434)

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min long: -107.271; min lat: 18.48 ; max long: -94.087; max lat: 23.161 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 25520