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Ciudad Arce, 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.
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, 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
Structure 7 at San Andrés Archaeological Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 9, 2016
2. Structure 7 at San Andrés Archaeological Site Marker
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.
 
Location. 13° 48.011′ N, 89° 23.372′ W. Marker is in Ciudad Arce, La Libertad. Marker can be reached from Kilómetro 32 Carretera Panamericana. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the San Andrés Arqueological Site, just northwest of Structure 7 on the way to Structure 1.
 
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. 4.8 kilometers away); El Boqueron National Park (approx. 14 kilometers away); Santa Tecla Culture and Arts Center (approx. 17.6 kilometers away); Tribute to Santa Tecla (approx. 17.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad Arce.
 
Categories. AnthropologyMan-Made Features
 
Eccentric flint found at Structure 7 image. Click for full size.
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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 20, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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