At the Periphery II: Reconsidering Early Monuments in the Environs of Tikal
This is an abstract from the "At the Interface the Use of Archaeology and Texts in Research" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
El Encanto is a peripherical site (frequently classified as a 'minor center') northeast from the Ancient Maya metropolis of Tikal. It is famous because of the stela with hieroglyphic inscription dated to AD 305-308 and mentioning the king Siyaj Chan K'awil I. Previously Simon Martin suggested that the stela originally stood in the center of Tikal and was removed from the site core to El Encanto after Teotihuacan 'entrada' of AD 378 (as well as other early monuments of Corozal, El Temblor and Uolantun). In order to provide archaeological context for this text and to understand better the early history of Tikal polity, in 2018 we mapped the site and excavated test pits in the South Group.
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At the Periphery II: Reconsidering Early Monuments in the Environs of Tikal. Dmitri Beliaev, Monica De Leon Antillon, Sergey Vepretskiy, Camilo Luin. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452500)
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Mesoamerica: Maya lowlands
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