Cliff, Maynard B.. Excavations in the late Preclassic nucleated village

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Title: Excavations in the late Preclassic nucleated village

Published in: Archaeology at Cerros, Belize, Central America vol. 1: an interim report, edited by Robin A. Robertson, David A. Freidel

Published By: Archaeology at Cerros, Belize, Central America vol. 1: an interim report, edited by Robin A. Robertson, David A. Freidel Dallas, Tex.: Southern Methodist University Press, 1986. 45-63 p.: ill.

By line: Maynard B. Cliff

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2001. Computer File

Culture: Preclassic Maya (NY52)

Subjects: Structures (340); Chronologies and culture sequences (911); Cultural stratigraphy (912);

Abstract: This is a report on five excavation operations along the northern, bayside margin of the central ceremonial precinct. Wave erosion has revealed a rich depositional history of the site. Further excavations revealed that the sub-plaza deposits were produced by domestic debris. All ceramics uncovered belong to the Chicanel Ceramic Sphere of the Late Preclassic Period. Cliff discovered 13 construction episodes representing 300-400 years of occupation. The transformation of the site to a ceremonial center occurred sometime between the Late C'oh or Early Tulix periods.

Document Number: 55

Document ID: ny52-055

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: For bibliographical references see document number 6:Anonymous

Field Date: 1974-1979

Evaluation: Archaeologist-4,5

Analyst: Ian Skoggard ; 2000

Coverage Date: 2350-1850 B.P.

Coverage Place: Cerros, Belize

LCSH: Mayas -- Antiquities

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