El Aragón: A Late Classic Town in Highland Alta Verapaz

Author(s): Brent Woodfill; Erin Sears

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Art, Archaeology, and Science: Investigations in the Guatemala Highlands" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

In April 2018, members of Proyecto Salinas de los Nueve Cerros were contacted by a local contractor who found something he said was of archaeological importance. Upon examination, he had uncovered the largest figurine workshop yet discovered in Mesoamerica. After receiving emergency financing from the National Science Foundation, project members conducted a salvage excavation of the site in July of the same year.

Although El Aragón has been heavily damaged by the growth of Coban over the past 60 years, team members were able to recover important information about figurine manufacture, interregional ties, and the economic foundation of this important site in a heretofore uninvestigated corner of the Maya world.

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El Aragón: A Late Classic Town in Highland Alta Verapaz. Brent Woodfill, Erin Sears. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451214)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -94.197; min lat: 14.009 ; max long: -87.737; max lat: 18.021 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 23690