The Pecked Cross Symbol in Ancient Mesoamerica

@article{Aveni1978ThePC,
  title={The Pecked Cross Symbol in Ancient Mesoamerica},
  author={A. Aveni and H. Hartung and B. Buckingham},
  journal={Science},
  year={1978},
  volume={202},
  pages={267 - 286}
}
Attention is directed to a design, possibly of Teotihuacan origin, carved both in rock and in the floors of ceremonial buildings throughout ancient Mesoamerica. Consisting generally of a double circular pattern centered on a set of orthogonal axes, the so-called pecked cross or quartered circle figure is shown to exhibit a remarkable consistency in appearance throughout its 29 reported locations, thus suggesting that it was not perfunctory. The metric properties of the symbols gleaned from… Expand
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