“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Dzibilchaltún in Municipality of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)

Substructure 38

Substructure 38 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 11, 2017
1. Substructure 38 Marker
Subestructura 38
Es uno de los edificios abovedados más antiguos de Dzibilchaltun. Se construyó con mampostería burda y su bóveda fue techada con la técnica de piedras saledizas. Por la cerámica encontrada en el escombro que rellenaba este edificio, se le fecha entre 600 y 830 de nuestra era. El edificio 38, que da nombre al conjunto habitacional que lo limita, cubrió en una etapa más tardia a la subestructura 38. En la actualidad solo la recubre parcialmente.

Kaabal Pak’ 38.Lela’ jump’éel ti’ le najo’ob yaan u pak’il yóob’olo’ jach úuchbentak te’ Dzibilchaltuno’. Beeta’ab yéetel pak’bil tuunich yéetel u yóok’ole’ beeta’ab yéetel tuunnich jok’a’antako’ob. Tyo’olal le k’at kaxta’ab ichil le, naja’ ku ts’a’abal u k’iin ichil 600 yéetel 830 ti’ k k’iino’ob. Le najil 38, leti’ le ku ts’ik u k’aaba’il le múuch najilo’oba’, tu pixaj tu pach k’iinilo’ob u kaabal pak’il 38. Bejla’e’ chéen ku pixik jump’iit.

Substructure 38
It is one of the oldest vaulted buildings in Dzibilchaltun. It was constructed with a coarse masonry and the vault was roofed with a projecting stone technique. Due to the earthenware found amidst the rubble that filled the building, it is dated between 600 and 830 of our Era. Building 38, which gives its name to the whole residential unit
Substructure 38 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 11, 2017
2. Substructure 38 Marker
that conforms it, covered, at a later stage, the whole of substructure 38. It is covered only partially today.
Erected by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH).
Location. 21° 5.506′ N, 89° 35.841′ W. Marker is in Dzibilchaltún, Yucatán, in Municipality of Mérida. Touch for map. The marker is located about 200 meters to the right after the entrance to the Dzibilchaltun Archaeological Zone, west of the Central Square. The park is off the road towards the small village of Dzilbilchaltun, to the east some 20 km north of Mérida on the Mérida-Progeso Highway (Hwy. 261). Marker is in this post office area: Dzibilchaltún, Yucatán 97300, Mexico.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Open Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Structure 36 (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Square (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Edifice 44 (about 150 meters away); Dzibilchaltún Archaeological Site (about 150 meters away); Sacbe 1 (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Habitational Complex (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Adjoining Rooms (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dzibilchaltún.
Categories. AnthropologyMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 173 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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