Archaeomagnetic Dating of a Kiln from the San Pedro Cholul Hacienda (Merida, Yucatan)
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Héctor Hernández Álvarez, Soledad Ortiz Ruiz, Avto Goguitchaichvili,
Juan Morales, Miguel Cervantes-Solano
Abstract. This paper presents the results of an archaeomagnetic study carried out on a lime burning kiln at the henequen hacienda of San Pedro Cholul (northwest of the city of Merida in the state of Yucatan, Mexico). The purpose of the study is to establish a reliable chronology and to estimate the possible social, economic and environmental implications of this settlement, which may have existed from the middle of the nineteenth century until the 1960s. Archaeomagnetic dating was carried out on samples obtained from rocks and bricks from the kiln and give an age between 1835 and 1896. This date range agrees with available historical information and is interpreted as the most important production period of the region.
Keywords: Yucatan, Merida, Lime kiln, Archaeomagnetism.
Hernández Álvarez, H., S. Ortiz Ruiz, A. Goguitchaichvili, J. Morales, M. Cervantes-Solano. 2017.
Intervención arqueomagnética del horno de la hacienda San Pedro Cholul (Mérida, Yucatán).
Arqueología Iberoamericana 36: 3-9.
Publication date: October 9, 2017.
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