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Tortuguero Box
Tortuguero Box
A.D. 600-900

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In the seemingly forbidding rain forest area of Guatemala and neighboring territory, there emerged the most splendid and advanced civilization of the New World.  This area was occupied from Early Preclassic times onward, and villages or ceremonial centers were established, and grew, throughout the entire Preclassic period.  However, most of the features we associate with Maya civilization, such as vaulted architecture, stone sculpture, and writing, did not become evident until the Terminal Preclassic. 
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Monumental Jaguar Sculpture
Mexico, Southern Veracruz
Late Classic
AD 600-900
painted earthenware
Kislak PC 0160
Plaque with Human Face and Animal Headdress
Honduras,
Copán style
Middle Classic Maya
AD 400-700
carved jade
Kislak PC 0152
Codex Style Vase: Dying Old Man With Deer
Guatemalan Lowlands
Late Classic Maya
A.D. 700-900
Red-rimmed, black-on-cream ceramic
Ht. 10.5 cm (4.12"); Diam. 12.5 cm (5")
87.14.0.3 K4012
Vase With Nine Figures
Guatemalan Lowlands
Late Classic Maya
A.D. 600-900
Polychromed orange gloss ceramic
Ht. 16 cm (6.5")
Kislak PC 0082
Two "Eccentric" Flint Scepters
Guatemalan Lowlands
Late Classic Maya
A.D. 600-900
Chipped gray ie. flint.
Ht. 14 and 9 cm(5" and 3")
Kislak PC 0072 & 73
Rectangular Poison Bottle
Guatemalan Lowlands
Late Classic Maya
A.D. 600-900
Mold-stamped cream ceramic
Ht. 8.5 cm (3.4")
Kislak PC 0273
Rectangular Poison Bottle
Guatemalan Lowlands
Late Classic Maya
A.D. 600-900
Mold-stamped cream ceramic
Ht. 13.3 cm(5.25")
Kislak PC 0282
Deer Hunting Procession
Guatamala Highlands,
Chama style
Late Classic Maya
AD 700-900
polychromed stuccoed vase
Kislak PC 0001
Maya Scribe
Guatemalan Lowlands
late Classic Maya
AD 700-900
red-rimmed, black-on-cream ceramic vase
Kislak PC 0022
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Author information: Justin Kerr, Lee Parsons

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