Cuilapa in Municipality of Cuilapa, Santa Rosa, Guatemala
Mayan Compacting Stone
Pieza arqueologica utilizada
por los Mayas para aplanar sus calles.
Peso aprox. 2 ton.
Colocada en este lugar
gracias a la Corporacion Municipal
La Constructora Gómez
y la iniciativa y apoyo financiero de
Archaeological piece used by the Maya to compact their streets.
Approximate weight 2 tons.
Placed here by the Municipality
and the initiative and financial support of
Cuilapa, July 8, 2004
Erected 2004 by Municipalidad of Cuilapa.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical date for this entry is July 8, 2004.
Location. 14° 16.535′ N, 90° 17.929′ W. Marker is in Cuilapa, Santa Rosa, in Municipality of Cuilapa. Marker is on 2da Avenida, on the left when traveling south. The marker and stone are in the small central Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cuilapa, Santa Rosa 06001, Guatemala. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Ordination of a Priest in Cuilapa Cathedral (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Los Esclavos Bridge (approx. 3.4 kilometers away).
Regarding Mayan Compacting Stone. The stone is probably not a compacting stone, as it is not perfectly round and would be very difficult to roll. Most likely this stone had some other purpose, potentially as a monument.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 165 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.