Art, Archaeology, and Chronology Building: Recent Investigations at Fracción Mujular

Author(s): Mikael Fauvelle

Year: 2019


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

Located on the Pacific Coast of Chiapas, Mexico, the site of Fracción Mujular is best known for its corpus of carved stone monuments. First investigated by Carlos Navarrete in the 1960’s, the site is characterized by multiple stelae and carved altars. Several of Fracción Mujular’s stelae contain circular glyphs which seem to associate the site with the nearby Early Classic center of Los Horcones, as well as with artistic traditions from Central Mexico. Additionally, two of the site’s stelae display glyphs that have been interpreted as sixth century dates. Recent archaeological investigations at the site, however, have uncovered a much longer history, ranging from the Early through Postclassic periods. Using high-resolution digital models of Fracción Mujular’s stelae, this paper will connect the story told by the site’s stelae with that revealed by recent excavations. I will discuss the site’s long history of connection with distant places, as well as the importance of photogrammetry as a tool for the preservation of poorly preserved monuments.

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Art, Archaeology, and Chronology Building: Recent Investigations at Fracción Mujular. Mikael Fauvelle. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449578)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -109.226; min lat: 13.112 ; max long: -90.923; max lat: 21.125 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 25186