Link to enlarge Archaeology Plate 107 ©Annie Hunter Travis Doering and Lori Collins

© 2007 Travis Doering and Lori Collins

M3D Number:  M3D0087
Origin Site:  Takalik Abaj , Guatemala 
Artifact Identification:  Stela 3 
Artifact Type:  Carved stela 
Artifact Medium:  Volcanic stone: Andesite (PNTA) 
Location Information:  Moved to National Archaeology and Ethnology Museum in Guatemala City 
Country:  Guatemala 
Chron Era:  Late Preclassic (Orrego Corzo and Schieber de Lavarreda 2001
Notes:  Lower portion depicts legs facing left and standing on a horizontal band divided into three sections, each containing a symbol or glyph; originally found on Finca San Isidro but exact location is unknown 
Collaborators:  Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes Guatemala/Direccion General del Patrimonio Cultural y Natural-IDAEH/Proyecto Nacional Takalik Abaj  
Acknowledgements:  National Science Foundation Grant (BCS 0911078) 
Credit:  Copyright © 2012 Doering & Collins, Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies, University of South Florida.
Prepared for and in Cooperation with:   Schieber de Lavarreda & Orrego, Proyecto Nacional Takalik Abaj, Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes, Direccion General del Patrimonio Cultural y Natural-IDAEH, Guatemala. For publication or other use of original drawings, photos, or scans permission must be requested in writing from the authors at AIST@usf.edu.
Video Description:  Takalik Abaj Stela 3 video demonstration of results from the documentation of this piece using Reflectance Transformation Imaging techniques 
References & Background:  
Cassier, J. and A. Ichon 1978; Cassier, J. and A. Ichon 1981; Miles, S. W. 1965; Orrego Corzo, M. 1990; Orrego Corzo, M. and C. Schieber de Lavarreda 2001; Parsons, L. A. 1986; Schieber de Lavarreda, C. 1998;
Photograph by AIST and Joseph Gamble
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Photograph by AIST and Joseph Gamble
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Prepared for and in collaboration with:
Schieber de Lavarreda & Orrego/Proyecto Nacional Tak'alik Ab'aj/Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes
Dirección General del Patrimonio Cultural y Natural-IDAEH
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