May 31, 2017

A Large Cache of Jade and Serpentine Objects Uncovered at the Ceibel Site in Guatemala

A new large cache of jade and serpentine objects have been uncovered at the Maya site of Ceibal in Guatemala. 72 polished celts made from jade, metagabbro, serpentine and other metamorphic greenstone were found in the new excavation. They were buried in the central plaza at Ceibal near huge structures. These celts were used to give authority to a new elite. Many were aligned with the points of the compass.

The IB Times has the report here of the article published in the journal Antiquity, with very good photos;
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/treasure-trove-jade-stones-used-mayan-rituals-discovered-guatemala-1623929

Mike Ruggeri’s Maya World
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Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Maya News Magazine
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