Vol. 50 (2022), pp. 74–84 • 2.11 MB • español
Archaeomagnetic Dating of the Earthen Architecture from La Joya (Veracruz, Mexico)

Rocío Morales Sánchez, Lilia Ivonne Aguilar Parra, Ana María Soler Arechalde,
Avto Goguitchaichvili

Arqueol. Iberoam.

We report the results of an archaeomagnetic study carried out at La Joya, Veracruz, a Classic earthen architecture site located in the central part of the Gulf of Mexico coast. Nineteen datings were obtained, most of which belong to the Early Classic (AD 300–700), when the site had its greatest growth, followed by those from the Late Classic (AD 700–1000) associated to the final constructive phase, including those from the Preclassic corresponding to the beginning of the settlement. The feasibility of applying archaeomagnetism to earthen architecture under tropical climatic conditions was tested, and four Preclassic radiocarbon dates were obtained to be appended to the magnetic secular variation curve of Mesoamerica.

Archaeomagnetic dating; earthen architecture; La Joya; Gulf of Mexico; Mesoamerica.

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Morales, R.; L. I. Aguilar; A. M. Soler; A. Goguitchaichvili. 2022.
Datación arqueomagnética de la arquitectura de tierra de La Joya (Veracruz, México).
Arqueología Iberoamericana 50: 74-84.

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Publication date: October 28, 2022.

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