Trade and Navigation Historical

Trade and Navigation Historical (HM1X2Q)

Location: , Quintana Roo Tulum
Country: Mexico

N 20° 12.923', W 87° 25.742'

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Comercio y navegación

Santuario and puerto seguro.
Los mayas participaron en el circuito comercial que abarcaba desde el centro de México hasta Honduras, para ello recorrían tierra adentro y navegaban por las costas, bahías, caletas y ensenadas, así como ríos, lagunas y estuarios. Sus embarcaciones eran canoas y no resistían las turbulencias del mar abierto, por lo que procuraban mantenerse cerca de la costa o en aguas bajas como medida de protección. En este circuito comercial, Tulum fue un importante puerto costero que vinculó el comercio marítimo y terrestre. Hace quinientos o seiscientos años encontrarías frente a estas costas, grandes canoas impulsadas por remeros con cargamentos de algodón, miel, sal, navajas de obsidiana, adornos de jade, capas de plumas, piedras de molienda, entre otros productos. En poblaciones de importancia a lo largo de la Costa Oriental, verías muelles donde se cargaban y descargaban todas las mercancías. Pie de dibujo: Ilustración de Alberto Beltrán, tomado de "Los Mayas. La tierra de faisán y del venado." Iluminó: Álvaro LaurelEnglish:A secure sanctuary and trading port.The mayas participated in the commercial circuit that extended from Central Mexico to Honduras, navigating along the coastlines, bays, coves, and inlets, as well as rivers,
lakes, and estuaries. Since their boats (canoes) couldn't resist the turbulence on the open sea, they made sure to hug the coastline or to travel in shallow waters as a means of protection. On this trading circuit, Tulum was an important coastal port that linked land and sea trade. Five or six hundred years ago you would find oarsmen rowing long canoes along these coasts, loaded with shipments of cotton, honey, salt, obsidian blades, jade ornaments, feathered capes, and grindstones, among other products. In towns of any importance up and down the East Coast, you would see docks where merchandise was loaded and unloaded. Caption: Illustration by Alberto Beltrán, taken from "The Maya, Land of the pheasant and the deer." Painting: Álvaro Laurel
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HM NumberHM1X2Q
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Placed ByConsejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México (CONACULTA)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16Q E 455181 N 2235373
Decimal Degrees20.21538333, -87.42903333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 20° 12.923', W 87° 25.742'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds20° 12' 55.38" N, 87° 25' 44.52" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Quintana Roo , MX
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