GSA Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, USA - 2019

Session No. 224
Tuesday, 24 September 2019: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room 125AB, North Building (Phoenix Convention Center)

T125. The Geologic Substrate on Which Maya Civilization Developed

GSA Geoarchaeology Division

 

Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, Timothy P. Beach and Eugene C. Perry Jr., Advocates
Paper #
Start Time
 
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:45 PM
SIGNIFICANCE OF LIMESTONE AS THE GEOLOGIC SUBSTRATE FOR MAYA CIVILIZATION IN THE NORTHERN YUCATÁN PENINSULA: A CASE STUDY FROM MAYAPÁN, MEXICO
GLUMAC, Bosiljka, Department of Geosciences, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063, PERAZA LOPE, Carlos, Centro INAH – Yucatán, Mérida, 97310, Mexico, MASSON, Marilyn A., Department of Anthropology, The University at Albany - SUNY, Albany, NY 12222 and RUSSELL, Bradley, College of St. Rose, Albany, NY 12203
2:00 PM
GEOARCHEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF MAYA LANDSCAPE ADAPTATION IN AN ANCIENT YUCATAN AGUADA OR RESERVOIR
DALE, Jedidiah1, BEACH, Timothy P.2, HUTSON, Scott3, KRAUSE, Samantha M.4, ESHLEMAN, Sara4 and BOZARTH, Steven R.5, (1)Department of Geography and the Environment, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, (2)Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin, CLA Bldg. Rm. 3.306, A3100, 305 E. 23rd Street, Austin, TX 78712, (3)Anthropology, University of Kentucky, 211 Lafferty Hall, Lexington, KY 40506, (4)Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, (5)Dept. of Geography, University of Kansas, 1475 Jayhawk Blvd, Rm. 213, Lawrence, KS 66045
2:15 PM
ASPECTS OF THE HYDROLOGY OF SALT HARVESTING: NORTHERN YUCATÁN COAST, MEXICO
PERRY Jr., Eugene C., Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115 and BATLLORI SAMPEDRO, Eduardo Adolfo, Ecologia Humana, Centro de Investigacion y Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Unidad Merida, Merida, YC, Mexico
Handouts
  • Yucatan Salt GSA 2019.pptx (42.2 MB)
  • 2:30 PM
    A SPELEOTHEM RECORD OF HOLOCENE PALEOCLIMATE FOR THE SOUTHERN MAYA HIGHLANDS (Invited Presentation)
    LACHNIET, Matthew S., Geosciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Mailstop 4022, SEB, Las Vegas, NV 89154, WINTER, Amos, Earth and Environmental Systems, Indiana State University, Science Bldg. 159, 600 Chestnut St., Terre Haute, NV 47809, ZANCHETTIN, Davide, Dept. of Environmental Sc., Informatics and Statistics, University Ca’ Foscari of Venice, Via Torino 155, Mestre, 30172, Italy, VIETEN, Rolf, Institute of Earth Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel and CHENG, Hai, School of Human Settlement and Civil Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, 710049, China
    2:50 PM
    GEOARCHAEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS AT CHECHEM HA CAVE, WESTERN BELIZE
    PRIJATELJ, Agni, Department of Archaeology, Durham University, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE, United Kingdom and MOYES, Holley, School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts, University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced, CA CA 95343
    3:05 PM
    THE SURFACE GEOLOGY OF BELIZE (Invited Presentation)
    KING JR., David T., Geosciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849 and PETRUNY, Lucille W., Dept. Geosciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849
     
    3:25 PM
    Break
    3:40 PM
    SAK LU’UM: ANCIENT MAYA INTERACTIONS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL GYPSUM (Invited Presentation)
    DUNNING, Nicholas P., Department of Geography, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0131, BEACH, Timothy P., Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin, CLA Bldg. Rm. 3.306, A3100, 305 E. 23rd Street, Austin, TX 78712, CARR, Christopher R., Department of Geography, University of Cincinnati, Department of Geography, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0131, LUZZADDER-BEACH, Sheryl, Department of Geography and the Environment, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 and PERRY, Eugene, Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Northern Illinois University, Davis Hall 312, Normal Road, DeKalb, IL 60115
    4:00 PM
    THE HYDROLOGY AND HYDROGEOLOGY OF THE ANCIENT MAYA: YUCATÁN MEXICO, NORTHERN BELIZE, AND PETÉN GUATEMALA
    LUZZADDER-BEACH, Sheryl1, BEACH, Timothy P.1 and DUNNING, Nicholas P.2, (1)Department of Geography and the Environment, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, (2)Department of Geography, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0131
    4:15 PM
    MERCURY AND THE ANCIENT MAYA OF LOWLAND CENTRAL AMERICA
    COOK, Duncan, Australian Catholic University, Virginia, QLD 4034, Australia, BEACH, Timothy P., Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin, CLA Bldg. Rm. 3.306, A3100, 305 E. 23rd Street, Austin, TX 78712, LUZZADDER-BEACH, Sheryl, Department of Geography and the Environment, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 and TERRY, Richard E., Plant and Wildlife Sciences, Brigham Young University, 275 WIDB, Provo, UT 84602
    4:30 PM
    ANCIENT MAYA WETLAND MANAGEMENT AND THE EARLY ANTHROPOCENE: A PRELIMINARY SYNTHESIS FROM LIDAR AND MULTIPLE PROXIES
    BEACH, Timothy P.1, LUZZADDER-BEACH, Sheryl1, DUNNING, Nicholas P.2 and DALE, Jedidiah1, (1)Department of Geography and the Environment, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, (2)Department of Geography, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0131
    4:45 PM
    CAVES: THE SACRED SUBSTRATE OF MAYA CIVILIZATION
    VENI, George, National Cave and Karst Research Institute, 400-1 Cascades Avenue, Carlsbad, NM 88220
     
    5:00 PM
    Discussion
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