Chiapa de Corzo Mound 3 was excavated by Tim Tucker under the direction of the New World Archaeological Foundation in July 1965. Mound 3 is located in the ritual center of Chiapa de Corzo, the southwest quadrant. Significant Preclassic and Protoclassic architecture, burials, and caches were discovered there but were never fully analyzed or published. A complete analysis of this mound is necessary to better understand the role of Chiapa de Corzo as a whole and as a regional power. This thesis completes the analysis and accomplishes the following goals: (1) completes the ceramic analysis and classification started by Tucker, (2) produces a catalog of all the burials and caches and their furniture found in Mound 3, and (3) describes changes in the architecture of this mound for each construction phase to determine the general function of Mound 3 throughout its occupation.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Anthropology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Ostler, Michaela Ann, "Chiapa de Corzo Mound 3 Revisited: Burials, Caches, and Architecture" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 8540.
Chiapa de Corzo, burials, caches, architecture, function, NWAF, ceramics