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The other is the area around Lake Peten and the Belize Valley. One is the area around the lakes Salpeten, Macanche, Yaxha, and Yalloch.Tayasal is a corruption of Tah Itza ("Place of the Itza"), a term originally used to refer to the core of the Itza territory in Petén. Monuments on panels at the site may represent sky figures.Excavations at Tayasal revealed high levels of ceramic diversity. It can be differentiated from other wares because it was made with a harder paste and a glossier slip. A figure is depicted sitting down being eaten by a snake on two stelae from Flores. Two figures depicted above the head of an important figure in the sky, which have been dubbed “sky figures” are also found in the iconography around the Peten.Tayasal has been excavated sporadically since the 1920s, beginning with Guthe’s excavation in 1921, continuing with Morley’s dig in 1937 to 1938, by several others in the 1950s and 60s.Despite the number of excavations that have taken place, relatively little is known about the regional archaeologically, the data pertaining to the Postclassic period is especially limited. OCLC 482285289 This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Tayasal (archaeological site), that was deleted or is being discussed for deletion, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.In 1984 we thought it was unlikely that the pyramid builders consistently used centuries-old Egyptian wood as fuel in preparing mortar.
Tayasal is a Maya archaeological site located in present day Guatemala. Tayasal can be connected to other Maya sites iconographically.
Limited investigation was also conducted on the islands of Santa Barbara and Flores which revealed the presence of Postclassic populations.
It was an odd sensation climbing over the Great Pyramid, looking for minute flecks of charcoal or other datable material, loaded down with cameras, scales, notebooks, and forms with entries for sample number, site, monument, area, feature, material (charcoal, reed, wood, etc.), matrix (gypsum mortar, mud brick, etc.), date, time, notes on details, extracted by, logged by, photograph numbers, and sketches. The 1984 radiocarbon dates from monuments spanning Dynasty 3 (Djoser) to late Dynasty 5 (Unas), averaged 374 years older than the Cambridge Ancient History dates of the kings with whom the pyramids are identified.
The area defined as the Tayasal-Paxcaman Zone can be divided into nine temporal periods. It is followed by the Kax Ceramic Complex, which dates from 200 B. Scholars feel that these sky figures are related to earlier iconography in other Maya areas, specifically Yaxchilan (1985 Troubled: 105).
The site appears to have been occupied since the Preclassic Period, beginning at approximately 900 B. It probably was not extenstively occupied during the Preclassic, but the lack of evidence from this period could be due to the excavation techniques that were used. This shows that Tayasal shared a similar iconography and probably ideology with other Maya centers, but it also may represent the partitioning of a formerly homogenous Maya society.
Much of what is known today from the archaeological record from the intensive excavations of Tayasal were carried out by the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania in the 1970s. This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Tayasal (archaeological site), that was deleted or is being discussed for deletion, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.