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Who Were Those Classic Period Immigrants into the Zapotitán Valley, El Salvador?

Payson Sheets

in The Ch′orti′ Maya Area

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033310
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039527 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813033310.003.0005
Who Were Those Classic Period Immigrants into the Zapotitán Valley, El Salvador?

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This chapter examines the immigrants into the Zapotitán Valley, El Salvador during the classical period. It focuses on the Miraflores cultural sphere of the Late Preclassic and the devastation of the Ilopango eruption. It explores cultural traditions in southern Mesoamerica that probably could have been identified as belonging to one ethnic group. The findings indicate that descendants of the Miraflores refugees from moderately devastated zones or residents of the central areas of the sphere may well have participated in the reoccupation of the valley and that a possible source for people would have been Chalchuapa.

Keywords: Zapotitán Valley; El Salvador; immigrants; classical period; Miraflores; Ilopango eruption; Mesoamerica; Chalchuapa

Chapter.  5401 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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