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Ciudad Arce, La Libertad, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
 

San Andrés was an extensive prehispanic settlement

San Andrés fue un extenso asentamiento prehispánico

 
 
San Andrés was an extensive prehispanic settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 9, 2016
1. San Andrés was an extensive prehispanic settlement Marker
Inscription.
De acuerdo a las investigaciones, durante esa época San Andrés estaba formado por un centro monumental y una extensa zona residencial alrededor.
El primero estaba constituido por dos sectores: La Gran Acrópolis y un espacio amplio llamado la “Gran Plaza”.
El área residencial de San Andrés ha sido poco explorada, pero se considera que el sistema constructivo de las viviendas era muy similar al empleado en Joya de Cerén: paredes de bahareque sobre una base de plataforma.

Pie de dibujo: Esquema que muestra la extensión del asentamiento prehispánico, durante esa época, el área actual del parque abarcaba la zona monumental.

English:
According to research, during this time San Andrés was formed by a monumental center and an extensive habitation area.
The first was composed by two sectors: The Acropolis and a space called the “Great Plaza”.
The residential area at San Andrés has been barely explored, but it is considered that the constructive system of the houses was very similar to the one used at Joya de Ceren: bahareque walls on a platform base.

Caption:
Plan that shows the extension of the pre-Hispanic setttlement. The current area of the park includes the monumental zone.
 
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San Andrés was an extensive prehispanic settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 9, 2016
2. San Andrés was an extensive prehispanic settlement Marker
The marker is underneath the trees at the end of the site's walking tour. The Acrópolis can be seen in the distance to the northwest.
la Presidencia de El Salvador.
 
Location. 13° 47.997′ N, 89° 23.315′ 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 southeast of the Acrópolis at the end of the walking tour leaving the site.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Andrés Archaeological Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Abandonment of the San Andrés Archaeological Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Structure 7 at San Andrés Archaeological Site (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Indigo Production at San Andrés (about 210 meters away); Joya de Cerén (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); El Boqueron National Park (approx. 13.9 kilometers away); Santa Tecla Culture and Arts Center (approx. 17.5 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
 
San Andrés Archaeological Site Park dedication marker, 1997 image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 9, 2016
3. San Andrés Archaeological Site Park dedication marker, 1997
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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