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Preclassic Maya Houses and Rituals: Excavations at the Karinel Group, Ceibal

  • Jessica MacLellan (a1)

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The site of Ceibal was founded around the beginning of sedentary life in the Maya lowlands. Excavations at the Karinel Group within the site reveal domestic structures and ritual deposits dating to the Middle Preclassic, Late Preclassic, and Terminal Preclassic periods (c. 1000 BC–AD 300). The results complement data from Ceibal's Central Plaza and publications on early households in other regions of the lowlands, inviting future investigations of temporal and geographic variation in Preclassic Maya domestic rituals.

El sitio de Ceibal se fundó alrededor del inicio de la vida sedentaria en las tierras bajas mayas. Las excavaciones en el Grupo Karinel revelaron estructuras domésticas y depósitos rituales fechados en los periodos Preclásico medio, Preclásico tardío y Preclásico terminal (ca. 1000 aC - 300 dC). Los resultados complementan los datos provenientes de la Plaza Central de Ceibal y de publicaciones sobre residencias tempranas en otras regiones de las tierras bajas e invitan a desarrollar investigaciones sobre la variación temporal y geográfica en los rituales domésticos del Preclásico Maya.

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Preclassic Maya Houses and Rituals: Excavations at the Karinel Group, Ceibal

  • Jessica MacLellan (a1)

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