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Pusilha (PUS)

Appellations
Alternative Acronyms
Alternative Names
Chumucha
Identification Numbers
Getty ID
GeoNames
Atlas ID
Position
Country, District
Belize, Toledo (BZ-TOL)
Coordinates
16.112500 N, -89.195278 E
»» UTM / MGRS
Number of Inscriptions
After Morley (1948)
23
After Riese (1976)
20
Online
Sources
Remarks

Site code PUS given by Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions (1975:23-24; 1982:185-187; 1999:187-189; 2012; 2016); cited by Riese (2004), Mathews (2005). Alternative name ‘Chumucha’ according to Thomas Gann (1930:188).
Location recorded on the Main Plaza south of Stela N by Christian M. Prager (2002:13) with a handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) in 2001.



References

B., P.
1931 Découvertes archéologiques à Pusilha. Journal de la Société des Américanistes 23(1): 264.
Bill, Cassandra R., and Geoffrey E. Braswell
2005 Life at the Crossroads: New Data from Pusilha, Belize. In Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology. Jaime J. Awe, John Morris, Sherilyne Jones, and Christophe Helmke, eds. Pp. 301–312. Belmopan: Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History.
Bill, Cassandra R., Geoffrey E. Braswell, and Christian M. Prager
2005 Interacción económica y política en la periferia Maya: Evidencia nueva de Pusilha, Belice. In XVIII Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala, 2004. Juan P. Laporte, Bárbara Arroyo, and Héctor E. Mejía, eds. Pp. 455–463. Guatemala: Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología.
Braswell, Geoffrey E., and Megan R. Pitcavage
2009 The Cultural Modification of Teeth by the Ancient Maya: A Unique Example from Pusilha, Belize. Mexicon 31(1): 24–27.
Braswell, Geoffrey E., and Sherry A. Gibbs
2006 The Land of the Avocado: Recent Archaeological Investigations at Pusilha, Toledo District, Belize. In Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology. Christophe G.B. Helmke, John Morris, Sherilyne Jones, and Jaime J. Awe, eds. P. 257-. Belmopan: Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History.
Braswell, Geoffrey, Christian M. Prager, Cassandra R. Bill, and Sonja Schwake
2004 Recent Archaeological and Epigraphic Research at Pusilha, Belize: Report of the 2001 and 2002 Field Seasons. In Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology. Sherilyne Jones, John Morris, and Jaime J. Awe, eds. Pp. 333–345. Belmopan: Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History.
Braswell, Geoffrey E., Christian M. Prager, Cassandra R. Bill, Sonja A. Schwake, and Jennifer B. Braswell
2004 The Rise of Secondary States in the Southeastern Periphery of the Maya World: A Report on Recent Archaeological and Epigraphic Research at Pusilha, Belize. Ancient Mesoamerica 15(2): 219–233.
Braswell, Geoffrey E.
2007 Late and Terminal Classic Occupation of Pusilha, Toledo District, Belize Site Planning, Burial Patterns and Cosmology. In Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology. Christophe G.B. Helmke, John Morris, Sherilyne Jones, and Jaime J. Awe, eds. Pp. 67–77. Belmopan: Institute of Archaeology, National Institute of Culture and History.
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 23, 2016)
Foncerrada de Molina, Marta, and Sonia Lombardo de Ruiz
1979 Vasijas pintadas mayas en contexto arqueológico. Estudios y fuentes del arte en México 39. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.
Gann, Thomas W.
1930 Recently Discovered Maya City in the South-West of British Honduras. Proceedings of the International Congress of Americanists 23: 188–192.
Maguire, Susan, Christian M. Prager, Cassandra Bill, Jennifer Braswell, and Geoffrey E. Braswell
2003 Investigaciones recientes en Pusilha, Belice. In XVI Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala, 2002. Juan P. Laporte, Bárbara Arroyo, Héctor L. Escobedo A., and Héctor E. Mejía, eds. Pp. 94–107. Guatemala: Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología.
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)
Mayer, Karl Herbert
1997 Maya Miscellaneous Texts in British Museums. Maya Miscellaneous Texts 1. Academic Publishers, Graz.
Morales, Paulino I., Julio A. Roldán, Jorge M. Samayoa, et al.
1994 Las entidades arqueológicas de los ríos Cansis, Ixbobo, Chinchila y del Alto Pusilha. In Reconocimientos y excavaciones arqueológicas en los municipios de Dolores y San Luis, Petén. Juan P. Laporte, ed. Pp. 394–466. Atlas Arqueológico de Guatemala, Reporte 8. Guatemala: Instituto de Antropología e Historia.
Morley, Sylvanus G.
1928 Report of S.G. Morley on the Pusilhá Expedition. Carnegie Institution of Washington, Year Book 27: 318–320.
1937 The Inscriptions of Petén. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication 437. Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D.C.
1948 Check List of the Corpus Inscriptionum Mayarum and Check List of all Known Initial and Supplementary Series. Carnegie Institution of Washington, the Division of Historical Research, Washington, D.C.
Prager, Christian M.
2002 Die Inschriften von Pusilha: Epigraphische Analyse und Rekonstruktion der Geschichte einer klassischen Maya-Stätte. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn.
2006 Petroglyph Found at the Classic Site of Pusilha, Belize. Mexicon 28(3): 45–46.
2013 A Study of the Classic Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions of Pusilha, Toledo District, Belize. Indiana 30: 247–282.
Prager, Christian M., Beniamino Volta, and Geoffrey E. Braswell
2014 The Dynastic History and Archaeology of Pusilha, Belize. In The Ancient Maya and Their Central American Neighbors: Settlement Patterns, Architecture, Hieroglyphic Texts, and Ceramics, edited by Geoffrey E. Braswell, pp. 245–307. Routledge, London.
Riese, Berthold, and Ingeborg Schaumann
1972 Tikal Stele 31: Vorläufige Entzifferung der kalendarischen Daten. Materialien der Hamburger Maya Inschriften Dokumentation, 1. Hamburg: B. Riese.
Riese, Berthold
1980a Sechster Arbeitsbericht über die Hamburger Maya-Inschriften Dokumentation: Die Texte der Hamburger Maya-Inschriften Dokumentation nach dem Stand von September 1976. n.p., Hamburg.
1980b Pusilhá – Dokumentation der Inschriften. Materialien der Hamburger Maya Inschriften Dokumentation 3. 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)
Somerville, Andrew D., and Geoffrey E. Braswell
2016 The Life, Death, and Afterlife of an Ancient Maya King: A Study of Pusilha Ruler G. In Into the Underworld: Landscapes of Creation and Conceptions of the Afterlife in Mesoamerica. Christophe G.B. Helmke and Jarosław Źrałka, eds. P. 183-. Contributions in New World Archaeology, 10. Kraków: Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, Jagiellonian University – Institute of Archaeology.
Somerville, Andrew D., Margaret J. Schoeninger, and Geoffrey E. Braswell
2016 Political Alliance, Residential Mobility, and Diet at the Ancient Maya City of Pusilha, Belize. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 41: 147–158.
Thompson, J. Eric S.
1928 Some New Dates from Pusilha. Man 28: 95–97.
Wanyerka, Phillip J.
2003 The Southern Belize Epigraphic Project: The Hieroglyphic Inscriptions of Southern BelizeUnpublished Electronic Document. Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies (FAMSI).