Excavations in Residential Areas of Tikal--Nonelite Groups Without Shrines

Excavations in Residential Areas of Tikal--Nonelite Groups Without Shrines: Tikal Report 20B

William A. Haviland
William A. Haviland
Christopher Jones
Copyright Date: 2014
Pages: 200
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    Excavations in Residential Areas of Tikal--Nonelite Groups Without Shrines
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    Excavations in Residential Areas of TikalNonelite Groups Without Shrinesis a two-volume presentation of the excavations carried out in and near small residential structures at Tikal, Guatemala, beginning in 1961. These reports show that Tikal was more than a ceremonial center; in addition to its numerous temples, the great Maya city was home to a large population of people. These volumes look at the residential structures themselves as well as domestic artifacts such as burials, ceramic test pits, chultuns.

    Tikal Report 20B is primarily analytical in nature, reviewing and interpreting the data from Report 20A to draw new conclusions about settlement, demography, and society at Tikal. Together, Tikal Reports 20A and 20B augment the data presented in Tikal Reports 19 and 21.

    eISBN: 978-1-934536-74-2
    Subjects: Archaeology

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-viii)
  3. LIST OF TABLES
    (pp. ix-xi)
  4. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
    (pp. xii-xii)
  5. I Introduction
    (pp. 1-1)

    Tikal Report 20 presents the results of excavations carried out in and near small residential structures at Tikal that were begun in 1961 and continued in subsequent seasons. Spotted throughout the area covered by the 16 km² map (TR. 11), they include ceramic test pits and chultuns, as well as structures themselves. Excluded are small and intermediate structure excavations reported in TR. 19 and 21.

    Owing to the volume of material included, the decision was made to divide the report into two parts, with TR. 20A devoted to presentation of the excavation data. Largely descriptive, analysis was kept to the...

  6. II Architecture
    (pp. 2-43)

    In TR. 20A descriptions are given of 164 structures, located in 31 different groups. These are all listed here in Table 2.1, with reference to relevant illustrations in TR. 20A. Detailed information on these structures has been assembled in Tables 2.2 through 2.18 (see below), according to the form categories defined in TR. 19 (pp. 102–109). Some additions have been necessary here, for not all of the structures discussed duplicate form subcategories seen in Gp. 4F-1 and 4F-2. The same applies to masonry forms and methods of installation, wall style, and stair construction. Additions to the basic definitions given...