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Near San Andrés in San Juan Opico, La Libertad, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
 

Structure 7 at San Andrés Archaeological Site

 
 
Structure 7 at San Andrés Archaeological Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 9, 2016
1. Structure 7 at San Andrés Archaeological Site Marker
Inscription.  

Un importante ofrenda fue encontrada en esta edificación
Este edificio es único, construido con un núcleo de tlalpetate y adobe y revestido con piedra volcánica cortada, la escalinata corresponde a la fachada de la estructura, donde se encontró una ofrenda compuesta por un pedernal excéntrico, siete conchas marinas, una espina de mantarraya y una cuenta de jadeíta.
La ofrenda tiene una importante característica maya: el pedernal excéntrico es de estricto uso en las ofrendas de la elite de este grupo cultural y algunos investigadores especulan que pudo haber sido un monumento funerario de la elite gobernante.

Pie de dibujo: Algunos de los objetos encontrados a manera de ofrenda en esta estructura. 1) Pedernal excéntrico. 2) Conchas marinas. 3) Espina de mantarraya.

English:
An important offering was found in this construction
This is a unique building, constructed with a core of volcanic tuff and adobe blocks, covered with cut volcanic stones. The stairway corresponds with the facade of the structure, where an offering composed of an eccentric flint, seven marine shells,
Structure 7 at San Andrés Archaeological Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 9, 2016
2. Structure 7 at San Andrés Archaeological Site Marker
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one manta ray spine and a jade bead was found.
The offering has Maya characteristics: the eccentric flint was strictly used in offerings for the elite of this cultural group and some researchers argue that it could have been a funerary monument for the ruling class.

Caption: Some of the objects found as offerings in this structure: 1) Eccentric Flint, 2) marine shells 3) stingray spine.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 13° 48.011′ N, 89° 23.372′ W. Marker is near San Andrés, La Libertad, in San Juan Opico. Marker can be reached from Kilómetro 32 Carretera Panamericana. The marker is on the grounds of the San Andrés Arqueological Site, just northwest of Structure 7 on the way to Structure 1. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Andrés, La Libertad 01514, El Salvador. Touch for directions.
 
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); San Andrés was an extensive prehispanic settlement (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Abandonment of the San Andrés Archaeological Site (about 120 meters away); Indigo Production at San Andrés (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Joya de Cerén (approx.
Eccentric flint found at Structure 7 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, January 9, 2016
3. Eccentric flint found at Structure 7
This flint and other materials found in Structure 7 probably came from northern Guatemala or Belize. It can be seen in the San Andrés Museum at the archaeological site.
4.8 kilometers away); The San Salvador Volcano Complex (approx. 6.6 kilometers away in San Salvador); El Boqueron National Park (approx. 14 kilometers away); Santa Tecla Culture and Arts Center (approx. 17.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Andrés.
 
Another view of an eccentric flint image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, November 6, 2019
4. Another view of an eccentric flint
This flint, either a replica or moved from the San Andrés Site Museum, is at the Dr. David J. Guzmán Archaeological Museum in San Salvador.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 20, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on November 20, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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Oct. 4, 2022