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Los suburbios de la antigua ciudad de El Mirador, Petén, Guatemala

Abstract : "During the Preclassic period, El Mirador was among the largest centers in the Maya lowlands and reached a high level of social and cultural sophistication. To understand how El Mirador was able to reach that kind of development, it is necessary to pay attention to the suburbs where the remains of an extended occupation are sheltered. The suburbs of El Mirador are configured by a network of causeways which had to cross sea-sonal swamps and allowed communication between various ceremonial centers and residential compounds. The results have shown that there are settlements dated from the Middle Preclassic through the Terminal Classic, and that uses and functions of each settlement varied over time showing spatial arrangements with significant differences. Among the most important settlements we have Sacalero, Pedernal, Los Faisanes and La Muerta, which along other sites conform this study where systematic excavations and mapping have allowed us to know the scale of occupation that El Mirador throughout their occupation history." (source éditeur)
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Carlos Morales Aguilar, Douglas Mauricio, Richard D. Hansen, Enrique Hernández. Los suburbios de la antigua ciudad de El Mirador, Petén, Guatemala. XXVIII Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala, 2014, Guatemala, Guatemala. pp.497-509. ⟨halshs-02015603⟩



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