El Cerrito


El Cerrito (Tr-42), sits on top of a small hill, approximately 200 m in diameter and 60 m high, located on the western outskirts of Colonia Morelos, Municipo. Trinitaria in the Upper Grijalva tributaries region of Chiapas, Mexico. The site was excavated by John Clark in 1980 (Clark and Lowe 1980). There are three mounds on the site. Excavations revealed buried habitations and other features. Maize was recovered from beneath a building floor--a building which may have served as an ossuary.

ID Other ID Type Subtype Uncal BP (years) ± 1 σ (years) Median cal BP (years) Lower cal BP (years) Upper cal BP (years) δ13C Contaminated?
Beta-22623 MacroSample cob 2185 95 2185 2355 1933 No

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Clark, John E. and Ronald W. Lowe
    1980    Archaeological Investigations in the Morelos Piedmont, Municipio de Trinitaria, Mexico. Report on file with the New World Archaeological Foundation, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas.