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Altamira (ALM)

Appellations
Alternative Acronyms
Alternative Names Alta Mira
Identification Numbers
Getty ID 7406253
GeoNames 3821355
INAH ID E16C1204002
Position
Country, Bundesstaat Mexiko, Campeche (MX-CAM)
Coordinates 17.98889 N, -89.54472 E
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Number of Inscriptions
After Morley (1948)
After Riese (1976) 8
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Sources
Remarks

According to the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions Project the site Altamira (ALM) is located in Peten, Guatemala and listed as a location in which inscriptions were discovered (1975:23-24; 1982:185-187; 1999:187-189; 2012; 2016), yet the Text Database and Dictionary of Classic Mayan project does not have any published or written reports on it. This information remains to be verified. Riese also locates Altamira (ALM) in El Petén (2004), Mathews in Chiapas (Mathews 2005). Consequently, the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Project differentiates between Altamira, Peten, (ALM) and Altamira in Chiapas (ALT) (1975:23-24; 1982:185-187; 1999:187-189; 2012; 2016), see also Riese (2004) and Mathews (2005).
According to the entries in the online catalog of the photographic archive of the Carnegie Institution at Harvard University the site of Alta Mira has been ascribed to Guatemala (cf. http://via.lib.harvard.edu/via/deliver/advancedsearch?_collection=via), although according to its sculpture it is Altamira, Campeche, a site originally discovered by Karl Ruppert and and John Denison (1943:42ff.). Later this archival mistake led to an incorrect assignment of Altamira to Guatemala. According to the monumental sculpture there is no doubt that Šprajc’s ‚Altamira‘ corresponds to Ruppert and Denison’s Alta Mira and the Altamira (ALM) entry in the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions series (1975:23-24; 1982:185-187; 1999:187-189; 2012; 2016). Alternative name is ‚Alta Mira‘ (named after a deserted chicle camp) according to Ruppert and Denison (1943:42).
Location recorded at Structure 6 by Šprajc with a handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) (Šprajc 2008:24).



References

Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions (CMHI)
1975 Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions. Volume 1: Introduction (by Ian Graham). Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.
1982 Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions. Volume 3, Part 3: Yaxchilan (by Ian Graham). Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.
1999 Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions. Volume 6, Part 3: Tonina (by Ian Graham and Peter Mathews). Cambridge, Massachusetts: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.
2012 Site Codes (updated July 2012). http://peabody.harvard.edu/files/cmhi/CMHI_SiteCodes_FINAL_2012_forWeb.pdf (by Barbara Fash). (accessed July 23, 2015)
2016 Site Codes (updated Februar 2016). https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/files/cmhi/CMHI_SiteCodes_FINAL_2016.pdf (by Barbara Fash). (accessed December 18, 2016)
Grube, Nikolai
2008 Monumentos esculpidos: epigrafía e iconografía. In: Reconocimiento arqueológico en el sureste del estado de Campeche: 1996-2005. Vol. 1742, edited by: Šprajc, Iván, pp. 177-232. BAR International Series; Paris Monographs in American Archaeology 19,Archaeopress, Oxford.
Mathews, Peter
2005 Site Names and Codes. Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies (FAMSI) http://research.famsi.org/whos_who/sitenames_codes.htm (accessed July 23, 2015)
Ruppert, Karl, and John H. Denison
1943 Archaeological Reconnaissance in Campeche, Quintana Roo, and Peten. Carnegie Institution of Washington, Publication 543. Carnegie Instituton, Washington, D.C.
Riese, Berthold
1980 Sechster Arbeitsbericht über die Hamburger Maya-Inschriften Dokumentation: Die Texte der Hamburger Maya-Inschriften Dokumentation nach dem Stand von September 1976. n.p., Hamburg.
2004 Abkürzungen für Maya-Ruinenorte mit Inschriften. Wayeb Notes 8. http://www.wayeb.org/notes/wayeb_notes0008.pdf (accessed July 23, 2015)
Šprajc, Iván (editor)
2003 Archaeological Reconnaissance in Southeastern Campeche, México: 2002 Field Season Report. With Appendices by Daniel Juárez Cossío and Adrián Baker Pedroza, and Nikolai Grube. Electronic Document. Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies (FAMSI). http://www.famsi.org/reports/01014/01014Sprajc01.pdf
2008 Reconocimiento arqueológico en el sureste del estado de Campeche: 1996-2005. BAR International Series; Paris Monographs in American Archaeology 19, 1742. Archaeopress, Oxford.