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La Palangana Building Complex

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2016
1. La Palangana Building Complex Marker
The marker has a low covering which makes clear photos difficult.
Inscription.
Edificio La Palangana
Esta área se divide en dos plazas, una interior y una superior. Al centro de la Plaza interior se observa una estructura de estilo talud-tablero que contenía un entierro. Este edificio se construyó en el año 500 DC con materiales de barro, pómez y piedra molida; tuvo varias estapas constructivas y cuando dejó de ser utilizado también cubrió con un relleno de barro.

Leyenda del gráfico:
Fases constructivas en "La Palangana"
· Primer Edificio Construido
· Modificaciones sobre la estructura original
· Piso de barro que recubre la primera estructura
· Modificaciones en el estilo arquitectónico y la implementación de gradas
· Última estructura construida

English translation:
La Palangana Building Complex
This area is divided into two plazas, an interior and a superior plaza. In the center of the interior plaza can be observed a construction in the slope and panel (talud-tablero) style that contained a burial site. This building was constructed in 500 CE with materials made of clay, pumice and ground stone. It is made up of various construction stages and it was eventually filled with clay when it stopped being used.

Graphic legend:
Construction phases in "La Palangana"
· First constructed building
· Modifications to
La Palangana Building Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2016
2. La Palangana Building Complex Marker
The complex is protected by a low roof which makes it difficult to see the ruins.
the original construction
· Clay floor that covered the first structure
· Modifications to the architectural style and the construction of steps
· Last part of the complex constructed
 
Erected by Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes, Instituto de Antropología y Historia.
 
Location. 14° 37.855′ N, 90° 32.851′ W. Marker is in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Marker can be reached from 11a Calle, Zona 11 just from 23 Avenida. Click for map. The marker is near the La Palangana Building Complex at the Kaminaljuyú Archaeological Site in Guatemala City.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monuments in La Palangana (within shouting distance of this marker); Ceremonial Area (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Acropolis at Kaminaljuyú (about 240 meters away); The Mirador Canal (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); The Guatemalan Military Museum (approx. 3.3 kilometers away); José Martí in Guatemala (approx. 3.4 kilometers away); Mobile Military Police (approx. 3.4 kilometers away); Mario Méndez Montenegro (approx. 3.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Guatemala City.
 
Categories. AnthropologyArchitectureMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
La Palangana Building Complex image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 11, 2016
3. La Palangana Building Complex
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 3 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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