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San Joaquín in Municipality of San Joaquín, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Sunken Patio Complex

 
 
The Sunken Patio Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 9, 2017
1. The Sunken Patio Complex Marker
Inscription.

Conjunto del Patio Hundido
Parece que este conjunto de habitaciones funcionó como un vestibulo de la Plaza Principal ubicada en la parte superior del sitio, ya que cuenta con unas escalinatas monumentales para acceder a ella. Aquí se encuentra representado con claridad uno de los rasgos distintivos de la arquitectura de la Sierra Gorda: las escaleras semicirculares. Como se puede observar en las fachadas de los edificios de la izquierda y de atrás a derecha (Edificio 12), la calidad del trabajo en la talla de los sillares de caliza es muy fina, considerando que se realizó unicamente con instrumentos de piedra. En el Edificio 8 se muestra un testigo de las escaleras rectas de huella angosta correspondientes a una moda anterior.

Hñähñú:
Conjunto del Patio Hundido
Nuna mutsa mui nena una mrá béfi gea mra tsaya núa ra datai bi ja mana ra hyodina, ngétho ja ra ya daanga rendo ra ngeéu mí tsa too da yuuhu ha núa ra bátha bi ja mana. Núua ja gekua udi xá nho ra yá ya thanda bai ri neepabi seéhe rá doónga thongu ra Noka Mpeéhna Toho. Ya rébndo ndeéntsanti. Njani ngu isa da thandi há yá doongi yá daanga ngu ri nja há ra ngaáha en mote ri maani há ra nei (daánga ngu 8), rá nho rá befi ra nganza, nsoktho dra feéni ge bri thoki mi tha ya mpépigá do. Ha ra daanga ngu 8 di nékini
The Sunken Patio Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 9, 2017
2. The Sunken Patio Complex Marker
The marker is on the right in this view. Note the semicircular stairway on the building to the left of the marker, as mentioned in the text.
núa kohi di gea ra ya tsima réndo ja manjantho geu ri rieépi na ra beto mfaádi.

English:
The Sunken Patio Complex
It appears that this group of rooms served as a vestibule to the main plaza located in the upper part of the site, given its enormous stairways leading to that area above. Here is clearly found one of the distinctive characteristics of the architecture of the Sierra Gorda, the semicircular stairways. As can be observed on the façades of the buildings to the left and behind to the right (Building 12), the quality of the carving of the limestone ashlars is very fine considering that it was executed exclusively with stone tools. In Building 8, traces of the straight and narrow-stepped stairways, corresponding to an earlier style, can be seen.
 
Erected by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH).
 
Location. 20° 55.589′ N, 99° 33.923′ W. Marker is in San Joaquín, Querétaro, in Municipality of San Joaquín. Marker is on Unnamed Road. Touch for map. The marker is at Ranas Archaeological Site to the north of the town of San Joaquín, on an unnamed but well-known road, near the "Finca de Doña Lore". Marker is in this post office area: San Joaquín, Querétaro 76550, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
The Sunken Patio Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 9, 2017
3. The Sunken Patio Complex Marker
The marker is just out of view to the lower left in this higher view of the possible vestibule building with semicircular stairs.
marker. The Buildings 16 and 16-b (a few steps from this marker); The City and its Territory/The Inhabitants (a few steps from this marker); The Doors of the City (within shouting distance of this marker); Archaeological Work (within shouting distance of this marker); Building Three (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ball Court Three (about 90 meters away); Las Ranas and the Access Complex (about 120 meters away); Ball Court Two (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Joaquín.
 
Categories. AnthropologyArchitectureMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
The nearby Building 12, mentioned in the marker text, also with semicircular stairways. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 9, 2017
4. The nearby Building 12, mentioned in the marker text, also with semicircular stairways.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 21, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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