About the age of the lime kilns in the Maya area
Soledad Ortiz Ruiz, Avto Goguitchaichvili & Juan Morales • español
Abstract. The investigation presented here is related to the discovery and archaeomagnetic dating of lime kilns in the Maya area, Mexico. The relevance of such dating is to locate architectural constructions and elucidate the period of use by societies that are responsible for their construction. We assume a prehispanic period for the kilns because of their context within the excavation. The combination of dating methods and archaeometric experiments allowed the identification of different periods of use and, therefore, suggests the persistence of this production technology beyond the prehispanic period. Dating work also allows us to clarify the use of this technology and productive practices in this cultural area.
Keywords: Lime kilns, Lime, Archaeomagnetism, Mayan area.
Ortiz Ruiz, S., A. Goguitchaichvili & J. Morales. 2015. Sobre la edad de los hornos de cal en el área maya. Arqueología Iberoamericana 28: 9-15. http://www.laiesken.net/arqueologia/archivo/2015/28/2. PURL: http://purl.org/aia/282.
Publication date: 2 October 2015.
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