Plaza Santiago

Plaza Santiago (HM29RB)

Location: , Querétaro Jalpan de Serra
Country: Mexico

N 21° 9.62', W 99° 23.789'

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Plaza SantiagoTancama fue construida sobre una serie de plataformas acondicionadas que descienden de manera escalonada hacia el norte. Esta plaza se localiza en la parte intermedia de este escalonamiento. Sus estructuras características diferentes a las de la plaza superior, sin embargo una de sus funciones principales como elemento arquitectónico es el de limitar el acceso al interior de las plazas.Es evidente que esta forma de organizar y planificar el espacio tiene una utilidad práctica, pues al nivelar la superficie del terreno el lugar se hace amplio. Sin embargo, tal vez con ello buscaban conseguir otros objetivos, como por ejemplo, imitar de manera simbólica el paisaje.
Si bien el medio ambiente es algo que todos podemos ver, no todos los seres humanos lo percibimos de igual manera. Cada sociedad integra o descarta distintos rasgos geográficas de sus alrededores, ortorgándoles valores diferentes.Hoy sabemos que las montañas fueron un elemento de gran relevancia en el simbolismo de Mesoamérica, incluyendo a la cultura huasteca. Esto quizá sea evidente cuando al observar las tres plazas del asentamiento en las partes bajas desde el oriente, el desnivel escalonado asemeja la forma del relieve del cerro Tancama, mismo que tal vez trataron de representar.Pie de dibujos



Cerro Alto o de TancamaPlaza de la Promesa (por explorar) Plaza SantiagoPlaza del MiradorZona Arqueológica
English translation:Plaza SantiagoTancama was built on a series of constructed platforms that descend in a staggered form to the north. This square is located in the intermediate part of this staircase. Its characteristic structures differ from those of the upper plaza, however one of its main functions as an architectural element is to limit access to the interior of the squares. It is evident that this way of organizing and planning the space has a practical utility, because when leveling the surface of the land the entire place becomes wider. However, perhaps with that the inhabitants sought to achieve other objectives, such as, for example, symbolically imitating the landscape.
Although the environment is something that we can all see, not all human beings perceive it in the same way. Each society integrates or discards different geographical features of its surroundings, giving them different values. Today we know that the mountains were an element of great relevance in the symbolism of Mesoamerica, including the Huastecan culture. This may be evident when observing the three squares of the settlement in the lower parts from the east, where the stepped differences resembles the shape



of the relief of the Tancama hill, which perhaps they tried to represent. Captions: Cerro Alto (High Hill) or Tancama Hill Plaza of the Promise (to be explored) Santiago Square Plaza del Mirador Archaeological Site
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HM NumberHM29RB
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Placed ByInstituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia y el Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes
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Date Added Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 458837 N 2339943
Decimal Degrees21.16033333, -99.39648333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 21° 9.62', W 99° 23.789'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds21° 9' 37.2" N, 99° 23' 47.34" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Querétaro , MX
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