University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Aubrey S. Trik

The Splendid Tomb of Temple I At Tikal, Guatemala

drawings of bones.

By: Aubrey S. Trik

“Pothunter,” grave-robber,” and  “tomb-looter” are not respectable epithets in the vocabulary of archaeology. However, these similar activities are sometimes dignified by the objectives which inspire them and by the amount of cultural information diligently extracted from otherwise unglamorous rubble and mud-mortar. In the case of Temple I at Tikal, “The Temple of the Giant Jaguar,” a […]