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San Miguelito Archaeological Site

  • Blvd. Kukulcan LT 52-04, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Isla Cozumel, QR 77520

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It is a settlement that was part of the ancient chiefdom of Ecab, whose main economic activities were fishing, agriculture, salt production, honey, copal and cotton, which were traded in a complex network that was dismantled in the mid-sixteenth century with the arrival of the Spaniards to the Yucatan Peninsula. To date, several structures have been explored in four groups: North Ensemble, Chaak Palace, Dragons Ensemble and South Ensemble. In the rest of the structures, mainly habitational platforms, more than 50 human burials have been recovered, as well as foreign artifacts, such as basalt, flint, obsidian, quartz, ceramics and copper axes, as well as tools and ornaments made of local raw materials such as coral, snail and limestone. The entire site corresponds to the Late Postclassic period (1200 A.D. to 1550 A.D.).
Information obtained from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)