Double-Headed Serpent in the Southeastern Maya Frontier: Late Classic Deposit Unearthed from San Andres, El Salvador
Author(s): Akira Ichikawa
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
This paper aims to report a new ritual deposit dated to the Late Classic (A.D. 600-900), unearthed at San Andres, El Salvador. The items in the ritual deposit include vessels, Spondylus shells, and two pieces of jade artifacts, one of which was decorated with a double-headed serpent. In this paper, I present new data obtained from our recent excavation and tentative iconographic interpretations in comparison with the 1940s excavation data from the site. According to the excavation and iconographic interpretation, these artifacts were carefully buried in the central axis of the monumental architecture known as La Campana, and were possibly an offering dedicated to one of the construction phases of La Campana. These data will provide a better understanding about the symbolism of the regional political center in the Southeastern Maya Frontier, which remains poorly understood.
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Double-Headed Serpent in the Southeastern Maya Frontier: Late Classic Deposit Unearthed from San Andres, El Salvador. Akira Ichikawa. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450304)
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