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

© 2007 Travis Doering and Lori Collins

M3D Number:  M3D0112
Origin Site:  Takalik Abaj , Guatemala 
Artifact Identification:  Monument 15 
Artifact Type:  Carved monument, boulder sculpture 
Artifact Medium:  Volcanic stone: Andesite (PTNA) 
Location Information:  Department of Retalhuleu, Takalik Abaj, Terrace 3, Structure 7, in Central Group  
Country:  Guatemala 
Chron Era:  Middle Preclassic (PTNA)
Inscription:  No 
Notes:  High-relief boulder sculpture of head, shoulder, and arms of anthropomorphic figure emerging from a niche at one end; opposing end of monument carved with the hindquarters of apparent feline, probably a jaguar, suggesting the transformation of the jaguar passing through the rock and emerging as a human figure (PNTA). 
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.
References & Background:  
Graham, J. A. 1992; Graham, J. A. and L. Benson 2005; Graham, J. A., R. F. Heizer and E. M. Shook 1978; Schieber de Lavarreda, C. and M. Orrego Corzo 2010; Schieber de Lavarreda, C. y Jeremías Claudio Pérez 2006;
Photograph by AIST
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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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