Excavations at Seibal, Department of Peten, Guatemala

Excavations at Seibal, Department of Peten, Guatemala

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Seibal is a major ruin of the southern Maya lowlands, its vast ceremonial center covering several high hills on the banks of the Pasion River in the Guatemalan Department of Peten. In five volumes published over a 15-year period, the archaeological team headed by Gordon R. Willey presents a comprehensive review of their fieldwork from 1964 to 1968 and the results of many years of subsequent data analysis. The volumes also report on explorations in the peripheral settlements outside of the Seibal center and provide a regional view of the evolution of lowland Maya culture from the Middle and Late Preclassic through the Late Classic periods.An Escoba floor in Operation 41(D), Floor 2, had been constructed 1.35 m above Floor 3. ... It supported a rough wall of large stones one course high that also may have been built in Escoba times (fig. ... 100-101). These floors extended under Structure A-24 and were probably platforms. Floor 6, only 5 cm above Floor 7, was more than ... Floor 3 ended to the east against a rough retaining wall constructed to build up the level of the ground on this side where the land drops off sharply.

Title:Excavations at Seibal, Department of Peten, Guatemala
Author:Gordon Randolph Willey
Publisher: - 1982


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