Complex D The House of the Wind

Complex D The House of the Wind (HM1YS5)

Location: , Guanajuato San Miguel de Allende
Country: Mexico
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N 20° 51.54', W 100° 55.743'

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Complejo D La casa del viento
Es una estructura de planta circular de 22 metros de diámetro y 2.5 de altura, con evidencias de escalinatas por el lado este y noroeste. En su cúspide se exploró una estructura cuadrangular de piedra labrada, llamada
adoratorio. Por su circularidad se le ha asociado como un edificio dedicado a la veneración del dios Ehecatl (Señor del viento).
Este edificio nos remite a una veneración ancestral y testimonio de ello fue el hallazgo del Entierro 14, que se asocia a la segunda etapa constructiva y donde al igual que los otros entierros registrados,
la inhumación estuvo vinculada al sacrificio ritual concretado en la abundancia de cerámicas simbolicamente "matadas". La etapa más antigua excavada nos mostró una estructura circular hueca que estuvo decorada con pintura roja.Se trata de un individuo adulto joven de entre 20 y 25 años de edad, de sexo femenino. La causa de su muerte fue un ataque de animales carnívoros. No obstante, se encontraba en la etapa terminal de tuberculosis.En el sector este se observa un mampuesto semicircular que probablemente se usó para actividades rituales como
danzas y ceremonias. English:
Complex D The house of the wind
Complex D is a 2.5 meter high circular structure with a diameter
base
of 22 meters: there is evidence of stairways on the east and
northeast sides. A quadrangular structure carved out or stone
called the doratorio ("Place of Worship"), was explored in the apex. It
is thought to be a room dedicated to the revering or the Ehecatl ("the Lord of the Wind") due to is (sic, its) circular form.
This building is believed to have played a role in ancestor worship, a
notion corroborated by the discovery or Burial 14; similar to other
recorded tombs, this burial site was part of ritual sacrifice, as
suggested by the abundance of symbolically "killed" ceramics. ("Killing" ceramics, for example. Implied purposefully shattering them as part of a ritual, and as a form of elimination or desanctification). The oldest excavated phase of Complex D consists of a hollow circular structure, painted red. The subject was a young woman, between 20 and 25 years of age. Although experts did find evidence of late-stage tuberculosis, the individual died due to an to an attack by carnivorous animals. Towards the east there is a plaza in the shape of a half moon which was probably used for ritual activities such as dances and ceremonies.
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HM NumberHM1YS5
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Placed ByConsejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de México (CONACULTA)-INAH
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Date Added Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at 9:05pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees20.85900000, -100.92905000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 20° 51.54', W 100° 55.743'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds20° 51' 32.4" N, 100° 55' 44.58" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Guanajuato , MX
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