Kaminaljuyu


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Kaminaljuyu

 

a major cultic center of the ancient Maya in the highlands of Guatemala (near present-day Guatemala City), which flourished between the second and ninth centuries. Kaminaljuyu contains the remains of pyramids, stelae with inscriptions, tombs, and burial vaults. Excavations have unearthed figured and painted pottery and articles made of stone, bone, and shells.

REFERENCE

Kinzhalov, R. V. Iskusstvo drevnikh maiia. [Leningrad, 1968. ]
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
The children of Kaminaljuyu: Isotopic insight into diet and long distance interaction in Mesoamerica.
Robinson, "Chronological revision of Preclassic Kaminaljuyu, Guatemala: implications for social processes in the Southern Maya Area," Latin American Antiquity, vol.
100, says Schele; the Guatemalan site of Kaminaljuyu contains Teotihuacan-style ceramic post and may once have been part of a neutral trading zone.