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

© 2007 Travis Doering and Lori Collins

M3D Number:  M3D0122
Origin Site:  Takalik Abaj , Guatemala 
Artifact Identification:  Altar 28 
Artifact Type:  Carved altar 
Artifact Medium:  Volcanic stone: Basalt (PTNA) 
Location Information:  Department of Retalhuleu, Takalik Abaj, Terrace 2, Structure 10, in Central Group  
Country:  Guatemala 
Chron Era:  Late Preclassic (PTNA)
Inscription:  No 
Notes:  Rim or edge of altar contains relief carving of a skull framed by two hands as if emerging from the rock. On the right portion of the upper surface of the large round altar are two footprints (one in front of the other) delineated by a simple carved line. The footprints may suggest a secondary stage of use of the altar. ""Altar Calavera"" (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:  
Orrego Corzo, M. 1990; Schieber de Lavarreda, C. and M. Orrego Corzo 2002; Schieber de Lavarreda, C. and M. Orrego Corzo 2010; Vinicio García, E. 1997; Wolley, Claudia 2002;
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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