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By Pierre AGRINIER

Whereas operating at Mirador in the course of the 1965
season (Agrinier 1970), I made a brief in¬
vestigation of the within sight web site of Miramar, ex¬
ploring the floor and making 5 attempt pits.
My goal used to be to make a initial eval¬
uation of the cultural and chronological posi¬
tion of Miramar with relation to Mirador.
The destinations for the try pits have been selected
for their capability ceramic stratigraphy, with
an purpose to stay away from different cultural positive aspects,
such as masonry partitions, caches, and burials.
However, in the case of Pit 2, my intentions
were diverted; the mass burial I encountered
there occupied me for so much of the brief sea¬
son, from the center of may possibly to the first days
of June, 1965. different brief explorations I
made in 1973 and 1974 further a few extra
details.

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A sacrificial mass burial at Miramar, Chiapas, Mexico

Whereas operating at Mirador in the course of the 1965
season (Agrinier 1970), I made a brief in¬
vestigation of the within sight website of Miramar, ex¬
ploring the floor and making 5 try pits.
My purpose used to be to make a initial eval¬
uation of the cultural and chronological posi¬
tion of Miramar with relation to Mirador.
The destinations for the try pits have been selected
for their capability ceramic stratigraphy, with
an purpose to stay away from different cultural gains,
such as masonry partitions, caches, and burials.
However, in the case of Pit 2, my intentions
were diverted; the mass burial I encountered
there occupied me for so much of the brief sea¬
son, from the center of may perhaps to the first days
of June, 1965. different brief explorations I
made in 1973 and 1974 further a few extra
details.

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The images that we receive can therefore alter our own memories as well as our perception of a situation or place. The way people view the wall today is in a similar way dependent on a vast amount of images of it that has been projected over the years. As our own memories fade they are recreated through the images we receive from outside ourselves. Many peoples’ view of the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall is solely built on second hand information never having seen the actual wall during its existence.

A major archaeological study of what remained of the Berlin Wall was carried out between 2001–2003 by the Department of Architectural Conservation at the Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany on behalf of the Berlin State Authorities. The aim of the study was to record any remaining features of the former border structure. The results were presented in Alex Klausmeier and Leo Schmidt’s book “Wall Remnants – Wall Traces”. Presented in the format of a guidebook this archaeological survey covers the full length of the inner city wall through Berlin (Klausmeier and Schmidt 2004:13).

For many people in the West this is the typical picture of the Iron Curtain. The Iron Curtain has become synonymous with the Berlin Wall. When discussing the location of the former Iron Curtain, people often refer to the inner German border, continuing along the borders of former Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Yugoslavia and Italy: a long barrier between Eastern and Western Europe, a divider of ideologies that kept the communist in and the capitalist out, or was it the other way around? These ideas of what the Iron Curtain was are a fusion of the physical and the abstract, a metaphor with a physical face.

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