CONTEXTUAL and COMPOSITIONAL COMPARISONS of ABANDONMENT-RELATED, ON-FLOOR DEPOSITS at CHAN CHICH, BELIZE

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

At Chan Chich, Belize, archaeologists have encountered Terminal Classic artifact scatters and piled artifact deposits in elite residential compounds near the epicenter of the site. This article presents a detailed comparison of four artifact deposits' contexts and compositions to highlight similarities and differences among them. Commonly classified as "problematic deposits" in the field, all four examples considered here formed directly on floors or steps. Although they exhibit compositional variability, all four deposits appear to be abandonment-related features, which unknown actors deliberately created, specifically targeting elite residential architecture rather than monumental public structures in the site core.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-98
Number of pages10
JournalAncient Mesoamerica
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'CONTEXTUAL and COMPOSITIONAL COMPARISONS of ABANDONMENT-RELATED, ON-FLOOR DEPOSITS at CHAN CHICH, BELIZE'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this