“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)

The Habitational Complex

The Habitational Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 11, 2017
1. The Habitational Complex Marker
El contexto habitacional
Este conjunto de carácter domestico ocupa una superficie de poco más de 4000 m2. Se compone de una plataforma mayor al centro y alrededor de ella se sitúan otras plataformas menores: dos se le adosan, dos más se sitúan al norte, cerca de la plataforma central, y cruzan por el Cuarto Eliptico 2. Las dimensiones y alturas que tienen las diversas platafomras señalan distintos niveles de jerarquía social, ya que sobre ellas se asentaron viviendas de material perecedero. Bajo el piso de estas plataformas se enterró a la gente que habitó en este conjunto.

U Kajtalil.
Le múuch je’ela’ ku k’uchul u nojochil jump’iit ti’ 4000 M2. Yaan ti’ jump’éel nojoch ka’anal táankabil tu chúumuk, yéetel tu bak’paachile’ yaan uláak’ mejen ka’anal táankabilo’ob: ka’apéel ku táak’al ti’, uláak ka’ap’éele’ tya’ano’ob xamane’ yéetel jump’éel nojol; yaan xan óoxp’éel chan najo’ob kóoch kaabal yéetel nu’ut ka’anal te’ lak’ino’ yéetel jump’éel je’ex bey tu’ux ku k’a’alal ba’alche’ob te’ xamanchik’ino’. Yaan jump’éel koot ku táats’máansik tuláakal le kajtalil te’ xamano’ naats’ ti’ le ka’anal táankab yaan chúumuko’, ku máan te’ chan naj kóoch kaabal yéetel nu’ut’ ka’anal ka’ap’éelo’. U nojochil yéetel ka’analil yaan ti’ le ka’anal táankabilo’obo’ ku ye’esiko’ob jela’antak u nojochil u
The Habitational Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 11, 2017
2. The Habitational Complex Marker
Some stone remnants of the platforms of the complex can be seen near the marker to the south of the road ("sacbe").
tsiikil le máako’obo’, tumen tu yóok’ol anchaj ka’ach najo’obil ba’alo’ob ma’tu xáantalo’ob. Tu yáanal le ka’anal táankabo’oba’ jmu’uk le máaxo’ob tu kajkuntajo’ob le kúuchila’.

The housing complex
This cluster, which displays characteristics of domestic use, occupies a surface of slightly more than 4,000 sq. mts. It is composed of a main platform in the middle, surrounded by smaller platforms, two of which join it, and two others which lie to the north, near the central platform and then cross by the Eliptical Room 2. The dimensions and heights of the various platforms indicate distinct levels in the social hierarchy, since dwellings made out of perishable materials sat on top of them. The inhabitants of this cluster were buried beneath the floors of the platforms.
Erected by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH.
Location. 21° 5.469′ N, 89° 35.592′ W. Marker is in Dzibilchaltún, Yucatán, in Municipality of Mérida. Touch for map. The marker is located about 75 meters to the left after the entrance to the Dzibilchaltun Archaeological Zone, along the "sacbe" towards the Seven Dolls Temple. 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. Sacbe 1 (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Adjoining Rooms (about 210 meters away); The Seven Dolls (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Dzibilchaltún Archaeological Site (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Structure 36 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Open Chapel (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Central Square (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Substructure 38 (approx. 0.4 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 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 97 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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