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.
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. Touch for map. The marker and stone are in the small central park of Cuilapa, Santa Rosa. Marker is in this post office area: Cuilapa, Santa Rosa 06001, Guatemala.
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
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.
Categories. • Anthropology • Roads & Vehicles •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.