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

Ball Court Two

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, December 9, 2017
1. Ball Court Two Marker
Inscription.  

Juego de Pelota 2
Similar al primer conjunto del Juego de Pelota, este espacio presenta paramentos sin aros y un templo que remata el espacio. Su rasgo mas importante es que en la parte posterior se construyó una calle delimitada por cinco habitaciones. Destata particularmente en este corredor el que los habitantes cambiaron frecuentemente de planes de construcción; por eso levantaban una estructura y, tiempo después, la tapaban con otra. Igual que en otras partes a lo largo del sitio, Ud. puede ver aqui, en un mismo espacio, diferentes estilos y épocas constructivas. Para mostrarlas, los arqueólogos las han dejado visibles. Así, Ud. puede observar que la escalera de la derecha fue tapada por otra que tenía escalones semicirculares; después, las dos fueron cubiertas por una banqueta que en su parte baja conservó un drenaje. En el extremo derecho hay un pequeño muro semicircular; este corresponde a la última remodelación de este espacio y, aparentemente, se trata de los cimientos de una pequeña bodega que se edificó hacia el final de la ocupación del sitio.

Hñähñú:
Juego de Pelota 2
Mähyegithoä
Ball Court Two and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 9, 2017
2. Ball Court Two and Marker
The marker is here on the right, with the ball court seen towards the south.
rä múdi mútsi nthoe rä nteéngä nuúni, núnä nguúti údi ra yä jädo nótse geu óthobi yá tsanti, na rä nijä gehnä jätsi rä nguúti, ha unä xi rá múui geä há móte xä thóki na rä ñyoóñuú di ñhódiui kúta yä ngumui. Unä di dämä néki ha núnä ñyoóñuú geä yá ngumui bi baátuäbi nduúnthi yä miki yá ntuimfeéni hánja dä tote yä nthoe, ngétho mí jutsi na rä nthoe ha ngätsi mí kómi núbu mí jutsi mäna. Há núnä nguúti, njani ngu núyu mära gátho rá ma núnä hyódi dä za dä thandi há naátä rä nguúti ranaño yá bai yá nthoe, geu hánja bi hyandi xá ñho yä bäámhyä yaábu totä befi xä zoógi hínxä huáti njani dä za dä thandi. Njani, rä réndo ja há rä ñei bi jómi ha go thoe mäna mí peétsi yä ndeéntsanti ha méfa núyu yóho bi jómi núbu bị thoe na rä tsintä ñyoóñuñu ha ngätsi di gehnä mí jadnitho na rä juthe mpóngä cléhe. Há rä ñäni rí nge rä ñei di néki narä tsánä tsanta jädo; núnä rí ñeépi núä rá gäхä yonthoki núnä nguúti, ha ñénä gehyu yá ntutä jädo na rä tsánä ngugä meétsi gehnä bi thoe rá gätsi tóo bi mui há núnä hyódi.

English:
Ball Court Two
This is similar to the first Ball Court group in that it has walls without rings, a temple at one end and, most importantly, a street lined with five dwellings found at the back.

Most outstanding about this corridor are the different levels of structures, each corresponding to different periods i.e. the inhabitants’
Ball Court Two image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 9, 2017
3. Ball Court Two
In this view the ball court is seen towards the north from its southern temple. The marker is in the distance, blocked by a tree branch.
use of existing buildings as bases for the construction of others at later dates. The archaeologists have intentionally left them exposed so that in the same space, different styles and periods of construction can be observed. Accordingly, the stairway to the right was covered by another with semicircular steps and later the two were covered over by a curb built with drainage underneath. To the extreme right, you can see a small semicircular wall. This corresponds to the last remodelling of this area and apparently serves as the foundation for a small warehouse which was constructed towards the end of the occupation of the site.
 
Erected by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH).
 
Location. 20° 52.947′ N, 99° 31.835′ W. Marker is in San Joaquín, Querétaro, in Municipality of Cadereyta de Montes. Marker can be reached from Unnamed road just west of Carretera San Joaquín-Querétaro. Touch for map. The marker is at Toluquilla Archaeological Site, turning on to an unnamed road some few kilometers from the town of San Joaquín on Route 120 towards Querétaro. Marker is in this post office area: San Joaquín, Querétaro 76529, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Place of the Magueyes (within shouting distance of this marker); Ball Court One
Ball Court Two Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 9, 2017
4. Ball Court Two Marker
The reverse of the marker can be seen here, with a smaller structure in the background at the northern end of the ball court.
(about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Archaeological Work at Toluquilla (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The History and Natural Environment of Toluquilla (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The National Huapango Dance Contest (approx. 5.3 kilometers away); a different marker also named Ball Court Two (approx. 5.9 kilometers away); Las Ranas and the Access Complex (approx. 6 kilometers away); Ball Court Three (approx. 6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Joaquín.
 
Categories. AnthropologyArchitectureMan-Made FeaturesNative Americans
 
Archaeological details near Ball Court Two image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 9, 2017
5. Archaeological details near Ball Court Two
As the marker mentions, archaeologists have attempted to give insight into the different construction stages near the Ball Court Two. Here can be seen the "...stairway to the right was covered by another with semicircular steps and later the two were covered over by a curb built with drainage underneath."
The temple at the southern end of Ball Court Two image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 9, 2017
6. The temple at the southern end of Ball Court Two
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 31, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 31, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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