Excavations in Coastal Soconusco, as part of Proyecto Arqueologico Costa del Soconusco (PACS) from 2011 through 2013 have produced tens of thousands of ceramic sherds. Analysis of these ceramics by way of comparative typology, and carbon 14 dating has produced five distinct complexes spanning nearly 2,000 years. The earliest occupation is from about 1600 BC. In about AD 200, Formative Period activity in the area ceases. This finding is in agreement with the other investigations of other nearby archaeological sites, and the population decline in Izapa, a major formative period population center about 35 kilometers from the PACS study area.
|Commitee:||Gasco, Janine, Neff, Hector, Sakai, Sachiko|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 55/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Ceramics, Formative, Pacs, Pre-classic, Soconusco|
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