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On an August night round advert six hundred, citizens of the Cerén village within the Zapotitán Valley of what's now El Salvador have been sitting all the way down to their nightly meal while floor tremors and loud steam emissions warned of an forthcoming volcanic eruption. The villagers fled, leaving their city to be buried less than 5 meters of volcanic ash and forgotten till a bulldozer exposed proof of the terribly preserved city in 1976. the main intact Precolumbian village in Latin the USA, Cerén has been referred to as the "Pompeii of the hot World."

This ebook and its accompanying CD-ROM and web site (ceren.colorado.edu) current entire and exact experiences of the excavations performed at Cerén for the reason that 1978 by means of a multidisciplinary staff of archaeologists, ethnographers, volcanologists, geophysicists, botanists, conservators, and others. The e-book is split into sections that debate the actual atmosphere and assets, loved ones buildings and economic climate, specific structures and their makes use of, artifact research, and topical and theoretical issues.

As the authors current and research Cerén's homes and their items, workshops, civic and spiritual constructions, kitchen gardens, planted fields, and rubbish dumps, a brand new and masses clearer photo of ways commoners lived throughout the Maya vintage interval emerges. those findings represent landmark contributions to the anthropology and archaeology of vital America.

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