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Paper Title: ANALYSIS OF THE CIUDADELA (YUC 2) ARTIFACT ASSEMBLAGE: TÍHOO, MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN
Author: RHIANNA ROGERS (State University of New York-Empire State College)   
Date/Time: Thu., 9:00 AM
Co-Author(s): RHIANNA ROGERS (State University of New York-Empire State College) 
Abstract: This paper presents the results of the Ciudadela (YUC 2) artifact analysis- a study which dealt with an assemblage originally excavated from Tíhoo/Mérida in 1957 by John Goggin and currently housed at the University of Florida-Florida Museum of Natural History. As one of the only stratigraphic samples excavated from the Maya site of Tíhoo, now destroyed, the Ciudadela collection represents a rare glimpse into a significant, yet understudied Type 1 archaeological site. The YUC 2 collection contains an impressive archaeological assemblage spanning approximately 800 years (A.D. 1100-1957) and consisting of roughly 20,000 artifacts of both Maya and Spanish origins. As a part of this study, the author created three comprehensive catalogs, which were the first to record the entire YUC 2 Ciudadela assemblage. Results indicated that there was little change in the production of indigenous pottery after the fall of Mayapan (c.a. A.D. 1441-61) as inhabitants of pre-Columbian Tíhoo continued to use preexisting wares and regionalized variants from their former capital, particularly those within the Mayapan Red Ware and Mayapan Unslipped Ware classifications, well into the Spanish Colonial period. In the Post-Colonial period, a significant change occurred in the representation of material remains as native inhabitants incorporated a variety of import goods into their daily lives. In sum, this paper illustrates the complex interaction between the Maya, European immigrants, and their material exchange(s) over time at the site of Tíhoo/Mérida.

Program Number: 2-0060
Session Title: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE NEW WORLD: POWER, DIASPORA, ARCHITECTURE, AND CIRCULATION
Session Sponsor: Archaeology Division
Session Date/Time: Thu., 8:00 AM-9:45 AM
Organizer(s): ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM COMMITTEE (AAA) 
Chair(s): ROBBIE ETHRIDGE (University of Mississippi)  
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