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in memory of
Pierre Robert Colas


Volume XXXVI, No. 3, June 2013

mexicon 35/3
Contents

Willem VanEssendelft
Reconsidering the Tulane Fragment: A New Analysis of a Rare Aztec Tepetlacalli

Norman Hammond, Eric Heller, Brett A. Houk, and Gair Tourtellot, III
Three New Stelae at La Milpa, Belize?







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Willem VanEssendelft
Reconsidering the Tulane Fragment: A New Analysis of a Rare Aztec Tepetlacalli

A broken basalt fragment of an Aztec tepetlacalli has been in the archives of the Middle American Research Institute at Tulane for several years. Exhibiting significant craftsmanship, it contains multiple Aztec logographic glyphs contextualized with associated art and clear iconography. The glyphs match several examples on other Aztec boxes and the iconography shows connections to Teotihuacan art. After a review of that is currently known and published about the artifact, I review the glyphs presented on the box, discuss the carving and reconstruct the box's original dimensions.


Norman Hammond, Eric Heller, Brett A. Houk, and Gair Tourtellot, III
Three New Stelae at La Milpa, Belize?

This article reports the discoveries of three new possible stelae at La Milpa, Belize. The discoveries bring the potential total of stelae at the site to 23, the highest number at any site in Belize north of the massive center of Caracol. All three of the newly recorded stelae are plain: two of the new monuments come from outlying minor centers 3.5 km from the main plaza, which form part of a proposed cosmogram, while the third is located in Plaza B in the southern half of La Milpa's core.