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Subsequent excavations at La Victoria showed this ash mantle to extend throughout the site near the surface; it represents a deposition following the explosion of Santa Maria volcano in 1902. The "natural" underneath topsoil, was a thin layer of a layer of stratigraphy in Pit 1 below the ash layer was not very apparent in spite of scrupulous ex24 mmm • (0 u> ~*> d m ET J < 3 zb oO o\ Chapter V THE TOPOGRAPHY AND EXCAVATION OF LA VICTORIA GENERAL APPEARANCE OF THE THREE kilometers north of the coastal village of Ocos, the road regularity of form, being almost circular.

55 meters. Two were in this level, one in the northeast corner of the pit and the other in the southwest corner. 40 meters long, and 5 points. 72 same species When of two the excavations had reached a depth work was halted and I returned meters, depths, especially since the shell lenses suggested a semi-Archaic economic status. Accordingly, in the last week of January I returned to La Victoria, accompanied by my wife, for an intensive excavation of the site. was immediately resumed with three workmen, while four excavation of Pit entirety (fig.

Ratio of one fisherman to 10 farmers is probable for this same region in aboriginal times. ), the soils of the Shrimp are netted (the locals recognize were described in a sixteenth-century account as the most important product of the Soconusco littoral (see Appendix A). Various kinds of crabs are also taken. The chichimeco crab burrows under sand on the beach and is dug out by women and children. Other varieties include the nazareno, found under mesquite bushes, the pinta, and the ctzirt. shore.

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