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Cerén (El Salvador)


Definition: The archaeological site of Ceren is a Mesoamerican agricultural village in El Salvador, known as the American Pompeii. The site was completely buried by volcanic ash from the eruption of the Loma Caldera volcano about 600 AD. The site was discovered and excavated in 1976 by Payson Sheets.

This glossary entry is part of the Dictionary of Archaeology. Sources for the term include the references listed on the front page of the Dictionary, and the websites listed in the sidebar.

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