Piecitos Station

Piecitos Station (HM1QG5)

Location: El Asintal, Retalhuleu
Country: Guatemala

N 14° 38.275', W 91° 43.9'

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Altar 46 - "Piecitos"Roca colocada en la fila este de monumentos sobre la superficie de la gran Estructura 7. Tiene un par de huellas de pies genialmente esculpidos en su superficie. Estas huellas estan orientadas 115°NE, exactamente donde aparece el sol en el solsticio de invierno el 21 de diciembre. Esto nos indica que los antiguos mayas estaban observando el trayecto del sol para poder contar los dias del año y con lo cual de desarolla el sistema de cuenta larga. Las masivas ofrendas depositadas en el lugar testigua la importancia de este evento que se esta conmemorando desde alrededor de 100 d.C. a inicios de b'aqtun 8, finales del Preclasico Tardío.Mapa de los monumentos encima de la estructura 7 y indicaciones sobre dónde pasan los solticios del añoEnglish translation:Alta 46 - "Piecitos" ("Little Feet")This rock in this line of monuments here on top of Structure 7 has a pair of footprints deftly carved into its surface. These prints are oriented to 115° NE, exactly in the direction where the sun appears on the winter solstice of December 21. This indicates to us that the ancient Maya were observing the sun's trajectory in order to count the days of the year, and with that, developing their Long Count calendar. The massive offerings in the form of stone monuments deposited in this place testify to the importance of this event that has been commemorated since around 100 CE at the beginning of b'aqtun 8 at the end of the Late Preclassic.Map of the monuments on top of Structure 7 and indications of where the solstice occurs during the year.
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HM NumberHM1QG5
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Date Added Monday, January 11th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15P E 636591 N 1618660
Decimal Degrees14.63791667, -91.73166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 14° 38.275', W 91° 43.9'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds14° 38' 16.5" N, 91° 43' 54" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, El Asintal Retalhuleu , GT
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