The Artifacts of Tikal--Ornamental and Ceremonial Artifacts and Unworked Material

9781931707947: Hardback
Release Date: 14th May 2008

36 color, 268 b/w illus.

Dimensions: 216 x 279

Number of Pages: 512

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

The Artifacts of Tikal--Ornamental and Ceremonial Artifacts and Unworked Material

Tikal Report 27A

Hardback / £86.00

TR27A reports on goods used as markers of social status and goods used in ritual. It describes the splendid ornaments and insignia of jade, shell, pearls, and inscribed bone shown in representations on monuments and pottery vessels and recovered from the burials of Tikal's elites. Each artifact is described in the text, tabulated, and richly illustrated with drawings and photographs. An accompanying CD-ROM includes updated databases for all recovered objects, enabling the reader to discover detailed relationships between artifact, date, and context. It also includes William R. Coe's drafts of reconstructions of destroyed offerings and typologies for ceremonial lithics and shell "Charlie Chaplin" figurines.

Content of the book's CD-ROM may be found online at this location: http://core.tdar.org/project/376586.

University Museum Monograph, 127

Hattula Moholy-Nagy is a Research Associate of the Penn Museum. William R. Coe was director of the Penn Museum's Tikal Project and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania.