Ubelaker, Douglas H.. The Ayalán cemetery: a late integration period burial site on the south coast of Ecuador

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Title: The Ayalán cemetery: a late integration period burial site on the south coast of Ecuador

Published By: Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1981. ix, 175 p. ill.

By line: Douglas H. Ubelaker

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1998. Computer file

Culture: Manteño (SD50)


Abstract: This is a detailed archaeological study of the excavation of a Milagro Phase Integration Period cemetery -- the Ayalán cemetery -- located on the southern coast of Ecuador. The site yielded 54 large funerary urns (730 A.D.-1730 A.D.), and 25 primary and two secondary burials (500 B.C.-1155 A.D.). The urns contained secondary skeletal remains of as many as 25 individuals per urn, accompanied by numerous artifacts such as ceramic jars, plates and compoteres, beads, nose rings, copper plates and small spheres of lead with copper inserts. Detailed data are presented in this document on archaeological features, artifacts “...and such biological subjects as demography, pathology, cranial measurements, non-metric observations and cultural practices registered in bone” (p. ii). An appendix written by Brian Hesse, examines the faunal remains associated with the various burial features.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: sd50-002

Document Type: monograph

Language: English


Gov. Doc. No.: SI 1.33:29

Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-175)

Field Date: 1972-1973

Evaluation: Archaeologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle; 1997

Coverage Date: 450 A.D. - 1450 A.D.

Coverage Place: Punta Anllulla, Hacienda Ayalán, Guayas Province, Ecuador

LCSH: Indians of South America--Ecuador--Antiquities


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