Analysis of the Built Environment of the Group B Acropolis at Baking Pot: Results of the 2019 Field Season
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2021: General Sessions" session, at the 86th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
The ceremonial center of Baking Pot, Belize is one of the longest occupied sites in the Belize River Valley, starting in the Late Middle Preclassic (600–300 BC) and spanning through the Terminal Classic (AD 750–900/1000) period, with some evidence of reoccupation during the Late Postclassic (AD 1200–1521) period. Considerable research efforts over the past three decades by the Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance project (BVAR) have contributed significantly to our understanding of the Baking Pot site core and its hinterland. In this poster we present the results of recent excavations at Structure B7, a large audiencia (an elongated multi-roomed structure) that provided the primary formal entrance into the private palatial compound of Group B. Research in the 2019 field season focused on understanding the organization and spatial layout of elite monumental architecture based on questions regarding accessibility and interaction between elite agents within such compounds. This poster reports on the field methods, data collection, and analysis of the architecture and materials recovered during the 2019 field season.
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Analysis of the Built Environment of the Group B Acropolis at Baking Pot: Results of the 2019 Field Season. Gabriela Saldaña, Tia Watkins, Rosamund Fitzmaurice, Adam Jurský, Julie Hoggarth. Presented at The 86th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. 2021 ( tDAR id: 467668)
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min long: -94.197; min lat: 16.004 ; max long: -86.682; max lat: 21.984 ;
Abstract Id(s): 33182