Isotopic Analysis and Social Identities from Classic Period (ca. 300-900 CE) Burials at the Maya Site of Ucanal, Petén, Guatemala
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Ucanal, is an archeological site situated in the Petén area of the southern Maya Lowlands. Close to the modern-day border between Guatemala and Belize, it is situated on the Mopan River which seems to have facilitated the trade of objects between different neighboring sites. While we know that this site was a nexus for the movement of goods from afar, less is known about the movement of people. With the analysis of strontium and oxygen isotopes sampled from human burials excavated between 2016 and 2018, and the identification of an isotopic baseline in the region, this study explores the social identities and migration of individuals from Classic period (ca. 300-900) Ucanal burials.
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Isotopic Analysis and Social Identities from Classic Period (ca. 300-900 CE) Burials at the Maya Site of Ucanal, Petén, Guatemala. Yasmine Flynn-Arajdal, Katherine Miller Wolf, Carolyn Freiwald, Christina Halperin. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449738)
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