The Maya "Small House" Structure at San Gervasio

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James Blake Wiener
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Due to its architectural characteristics and its reduced size, it is almost certain that this building's use was ceremonial, especially since all that could be done in its interior was to place offerings. "Small house" (or "Chichan Nah" in Mayan) like the "Little Hands" structure, has a small temple in its interior, but in this case, the structure pertains to only one construction phase: the Post Classic Period (c. 1200-1650 CE). It is located at the San Gervasio archaeological site, which is located on the Mexican island of Cozumel.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, March 14). The Maya "Small House" Structure at San Gervasio. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8309/the-maya-small-house-structure-at-san-gervasio/

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Wiener, James Blake. "The Maya "Small House" Structure at San Gervasio." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 14, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8309/the-maya-small-house-structure-at-san-gervasio/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "The Maya "Small House" Structure at San Gervasio." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 14 Mar 2018. Web. 20 Oct 2021.