Comparative Archaeology Database, University of Pittsburgh
Teotihuacan Sun Pyramid Cave Dataset
This dataset complements the book The Cave Beneath the Sun Pyramid, Teotihuacan: Narrative of a Reverentially Terminated Mountain-Cave by Rebecca Sload (available from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Comparative Archaeology). It provides artifact and macrobotanical counts, as well as maps, drawings, and photographs derived from survey and excavations carried out within the cave below the Teotihuacan Sun Pyramid, Central Mexico (1977-1978) and discussed in full in the printed volume, whose contents are as follows:
- Chapter 1: Preliminaries
- Chapter 2: Interpretations of the Cave
- Chapter 3: Theory
- Chapter 4: A Model of Cave Stratigraphy
- Chapter 5: Chronology
- Chapter 6: Reverential Termination, Blockages, and Concrete
- Chapter 7: TE 28 Excavation Data
- Chapter 8: What Happened During Initial Use?
- Chapter 9: Post Termination Activity
- Chapter 10: Conclusion
Collection of the data included here was supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (Grant No. GS3137), the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc. (Grant No. 06017), Statistical Research, Inc., and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, Laboratorio Universitario de Radiocarbono, and Programa de Apoyo a Proyectos de Investigación e Inovación Tecnológica-Dirección General de Asuntos del Personal Académico (Grant No. IN400403).
Sload, Rebecca (2020) The Cave Beneath the Sun Pyramid, Teotihuacan: Narrative of a Reverentially Terminated Mountain-Cave. University of Pittsburgh Memoirs in Latin American Archaeology, No. 26.
Sload, Rebecca (2020) Teotihuacan Sun Pyramid Cave Dataset. Comparative Archaeology Database, University of Pittsburgh. URL: <http://www.cadb.pitt.edu>.
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Cave maps, photos, profiles, and other illustrations are provided as an interacive map.
Numeric data are provided in two file formats. Comma-delimited text files should be easy to import into spreadsheet, database, and statistical programs for manipulation and analysis. Excel spreadsheets are easier to browse, and can also be imported into many programs. The numeric data files are as follows:
Photographs for both ceramic and non-ceramic artifacts recovered by the Teotihuacan Mapping Project within the Sun Pyramic cave are available here as color .JPG images:
A technical report that summarizes and interprets faunal remains recovered from two charcoal samples is provided as a PDF.
[PDF] Faunal analysis of
The 1974 letter from Doris Heyden to Jorge Acosta that supports the presumption that her publications are based on his field work in the terminus is provided as a PDF.
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