The Ceramics of Tikal--Vessels from the Burials, Caches and Problematical Deposits
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The Ceramics of Tikal—Vessels from the Burials, Caches and Problematical Deposits
Tikal Report 25A

T. Patrick Culbert

356 pages | 8 1/2 x 11 | 155 illus.
Cloth 1993 | ISBN 978-0-924171-20-8 | $65.00s | £42.50 | Add to cart
Distributed for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

This monograph contains the illustrations and descriptions of ceramics from special deposits (the burials, caches, and problematical deposits) from the central area of Tikal. These include the best-preserved whole vessels and elaborate polychrome painted and stuccoed cylinders, urns, and tripod vessels with appliquéd and painted ornament, and figural representations.

Glyphs painted on some of these ceramics provide insights into the potentially royal lineage of the individuals. The ceramic sequence includes ten complexes dating between 800 B.C. (Middle Preclassic) and ca. A.D. 1200 (Postclassic).

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