Carbonized Wood Remains from the Matacanela Site, Veracruz, Mexico

Author(s): Renee Bonzani

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Olmec Manifestations and Ongoing Societal Transformations in the Tuxtlas Uplands: A View from Matacanela" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

This paper describes the carbonized wood remains recovered from fifty-five heavy fractions of flotation from seven units and fifty light fractions of flotation from six units collected during the excavations of the Matacanela Site in Veracruz, Mexico. Environmental comparisons are made to the forest composition in the natural reserve at Los Tuxtlas (la Estación de Biología Tropical Los Tuxtlas) and ethnobotanical uses of the identified wood taxa are discussed based on information from the Huastec Maya from the northeastern part of Mexico within the states of Veracruz and San Luis Potosí (Alcorn 1984: 747-748). Differences in wood composition within the site of Matacanela are also presented.

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Carbonized Wood Remains from the Matacanela Site, Veracruz, Mexico. Renee Bonzani. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 451676)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -98.987; min lat: 17.77 ; max long: -86.858; max lat: 25.839 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 23043