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Abandonment of the San Andrés Archaeological Site

 
 
Abandonment of the San Andrés Archaeological Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 9, 2016
1. Abandonment of the San Andrés Archaeological Site Marker
Inscription.
El sitio fue abandonado antes de la erupción de El Boquerón, esto puede coincidir con el llamado colapso maya
Desde 2011 se realizan trabajos de investigación en este montículo ubicado sobre una plataforma aun no excavada.
Los trabajos han permitido conocer las 3 últimas etapas de construcción constituidas de adobes y repellos de argamasa compactada, materiales constructivos característicos de éste sitio y la zona arqueológica de Chalchuapa.

Pie de dibujo: Excavaciones realizadas durante 2012.

English:
The site was abandoned before the eruption of El Boquerón volcano, coinciding with the so called Maya Collapse
Since 2011 research has been made in this mound which is located on a platform that has not been excavated.
Work has provided information of the last 3 stages of construction, made of adobe blocks and compact plaster, materials that are common in this site and the archaeological area of Chalchuapa.
The last stage of construction provides evidence the abandonment of the site confirmed by plaster fragments and adobe blocks collapsed in front of the walls.

Caption: Excavation that took place during 2012.
 
Erected by Secretaría de Cultura de la Presidencia de El Salvador.
 
Location.
Abandonment of the San Andrés Archaeological Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 9, 2016
2. Abandonment of the San Andrés Archaeological Site Marker
The complex of buildings known as the Acropolis can be seen to the west in this view.
13° 48.029′ N, 89° 23.306′ W. Marker is in Ciudad Arce, La Libertad. Marker can be reached from Kilómetro 32 Carretera Panamericana. Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of the San Andrés Archaeological Site, to the east of the Acrópolis on the walkway around the site.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Andrés was an extensive prehispanic settlement (within shouting distance of this marker); San Andrés Archaeological Site (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Structure 7 at San Andrés Archaeological Site (about 120 meters away); Indigo Production at San Andrés (about 240 meters away); Joya de Cerén (approx. 4.6 kilometers away); El Boqueron National Park (approx. 13.9 kilometers away); Santa Tecla Culture and Arts Center (approx. 17.6 kilometers away); Tribute to Santa Tecla (approx. 17.7 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Ciudad Arce.
 
Categories. AnthropologyMan-Made Features
 
Abandonment of the San Andrés Archaeological Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 9, 2016
3. Abandonment of the San Andrés Archaeological Site Marker
A view north, with the marker in the distance to the right. This is the same view as that shown in the marker's photo.
Structure 1 to the left, seen from the middle of the Acropolis. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 9, 2016
4. Structure 1 to the left, seen from the middle of the Acropolis.
Panoramic view of the Acropolis, looking east from the western edge of the site. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 9, 2016
5. Panoramic view of the Acropolis, looking east from the western edge of the site.
Structure 1 can be seen to the far right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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