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Occupied continuously for 1,500 years, Tikal was the most important demographic, economic, administrative, and ritual center of its region. The collection of materials recovered at Tikal is the largest and most diverse known from the Lowlands.

This book provides a major body of primary data. The artifacts, represented by such raw materials as chert and shell are classified by type, number, condition, possible ancient use, form, material, size, and such secondary modifications as decoration and reworking, as well as by spatial distribution, occurrence in the various types of structure groups, recovery context, and date. The same format, with the exception of typology, is used for unworked materials such as mineral pigments and vertebrate remains.

While few artifact reports go beyond a catalog of objects organized by type or raw material, this report puts the materials into their past cultural contexts and thus is of interest to a wide range of scholars.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. pp. 5-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 6-6
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. vi-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-12
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xii-13
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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-7
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  1. 2. Flaked Chert Artifacts
  2. pp. 8-25
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  1. 3. Flaked Obsidian Artifacts
  2. pp. 26-35
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  1. 4. Ground, Pecked, and Polished Stone Artifacts and Unworked Stones and Minerals
  2. pp. 36-57
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  1. 5. Bone Artifacts and Unworked Vertebrate Remains
  2. pp. 58-74
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  1. 6. Pottery Sherd Artifacts
  2. pp. 75-80
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  1. 7. Formed Pottery Artifacts
  2. pp. 81-85
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  1. 8. Artifacts of Mud, Plaster, and Unfired Clay
  2. pp. 86-87
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  1. 9. Textiles and Textile Impressions
  2. pp. 88-91
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  1. 10. Wooden Artifacts and Artifact Impressions
  2. pp. 92-93
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  1. 11. Plant Remains and Impressions and other Non-Artifactual Materials
  2. pp. 94-98
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  1. Appendices A-G
  2. pp. 99-112
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  1. Appendix H
  2. pp. 100-101
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  1. Appendix I
  2. pp. 102-104
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  1. Appendix J
  2. pp. 105-106
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  1. References
  2. pp. 107-115
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  1. Figures
  2. pp. 116-275
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 276-289
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781934536216
Related ISBN
9781931707404
MARC Record
OCLC
760199314
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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