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Monday, 30 May 2011

Zapotectite- what kinda name is that? Tikalites - Guatemala Tektites!

Zapotectite- what kinda name is that? Tikalites- Guatemala Tektites!


In "Zapotectite- what kinda name is that?" at
http://six.pairlist.net/pipermail/meteorite-list/2011-May/076972.html ,

Carl asked:

"They say some were found in Mayan Ruins?"

These tektites were found in Tikal, Guatemala.

Go read:

Hildebrand, A. R., 1994, Appendix H, Report on tektites around at
Tikal, in H. Moholy-Nagy, and W. A. Haviland, eds., p. 100-101,
Tikal Report: The Artifacts of Tikal, Part B, Utilitarian Artifacts and
Unworked Material. vol. 27, University Museum Publications, University
of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 288 p.

Hildebrand, A. R., H. Moholy-Nagy, C. Koeberl, L. May, F. Senftle, A.
N. Thorpe, P. E. Smith, and D. York, 1994, Tektites around in the ruins
of the Maya city of Tikal, Guatemala. Abstracts of the 25th Lunar
and Planetary Science Conference, held in Houston, TX, 14-18 March
1994, p. 549.
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc1994/pdf/1275.pdf
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1994LPI....25..549H

Senftle, F. E., A. N. Thorpe, J. R. Grant, A. Hildebrand, H. Moholy-Nagy, 
B. J. Evans, and L. May, 2000, Magnetic measurements of glass from Tikal, 
Guatemala: Possible tektites. Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 105,
no. B8, pp. 18921-18926
http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2000/2000JB900125.shtml

Tikal National Park, Guatemala
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tikal
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/64
http://www.tikalpark.com/generalinfo.htm

Best wishes,

Paul H.

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