The Artifacts of Tikal: Utilitarian Artifacts and Unworked by Hattula Moholy-Nagy

By Hattula Moholy-Nagy

Occupied continually for 1,500 years, Tikal was once an important demographic, fiscal, administrative, and formality heart of its sector. the gathering of fabrics recovered at Tikal is the biggest and so much varied recognized from the Lowlands.

This ebook offers a tremendous physique of basic facts. The artifacts, represented by way of such uncooked fabrics as chert and shell are labeled via style, quantity, situation, attainable old use, shape, fabric, measurement, and such secondary ameliorations as ornament and remodeling, in addition to via spatial distribution, incidence within the a variety of forms of constitution teams, restoration context, and date. an identical structure, except for typology, is used for unworked fabrics equivalent to mineral pigments and vertebrate remains.

While few artifact stories transcend a catalog of gadgets prepared through style or uncooked fabric, this file places the fabrics into their earlier cultural contexts and therefore is of curiosity to quite a lot of scholars.

Content of this book's CD-ROM should be chanced on on-line at this place: http://core.tdar.org/document/376593.

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10). 11). 12). 12 Total: one, complete. A unique find was a complete macroblade (Fig. 7). Its lateral edges showed heavy use-wear, as though it had been used to cut or scrape hard substances. It had been struck from a large polyhedral core (Clark and Lee 1979). 4 cm. Large complete obsidian artifacts were uncommon at Tikal. This macroblade and a large chunky flake scraper (Fig. B: 68ee) were the largest green obsidian artifacts encountered. Neither piece was weighed. The macroblade was part of a collection of materials from a burial-like problematical deposit PD.

Scraper edges were also noted on nodules (Fig. B: 54q), small cores, and biface thinning and edge rejuvenation flakes (Fig. B: 54a-p). The cortex on two scrapers had been ground (Fig. B: 53c, l). A few scrapers of obsidian were also recovered (Chapter Three). 6 cm in greatest length, measured to the edge opposite the platform. 6 cm in length. None were weighed. Approximately 130 were noted as having been burned, and another 14 as probably burned. 27). As with other kinds of expedient stone artifacts, they were relatively more common in the peripheries.

1965: Fig. , Eaton 1980: Fig. 4, 5). The small, complete example in medium-textured chert (Fig. B: 47g) may have been a local attempt to reproduce these artifacts. The fragmentary and reworked condition of the sample indicates that the good quality chert was not only highly appreciated, but also hard to obtain, and that broken tanged macroblades may have been curated for a longer period of time than broken artifacts of other kinds of stone. 4 cm. 0 cm. None were weighed. The complete macroblade and four fragments had been burned.

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