Cuexcomate or temezcal? : deciphering the circular architectural features at Angamuco, Michoacán, Mexico
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The Middle Postclassic Purépecha site of Angamuco in the Lake Pátzcuaro Basin, Michoacán, Mexico possesses a significant number of circular architectural features. Comparison of these features to similar structures across Mesoamerica suggests their function as cuexcomates (granaries) or temezcals (sweatbaths). Based on comparative research of storage structures and sweatbaths employed throughout Mesoamerica, identification of physical attributes associated with cuexcomates and temezcals provided a basic foundation for identification of these structures during field survey. The availability ...