(View exact match)apronCATEGORY: feature
DEFINITION: The lip or exposed portion of a prehistoric cave or rock shelter, the soil of which typically contains durable cultural materials such as flaked stone and ceramic artifacts.
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DEFINITION: In architecture, a sloped basal apron surmounted by a recessed vertical tablet. The talud-tablero architectural motif is typical of Teotihuacán culture: on each body or tier of a stepped pyramid is a rectangular frontal panel (tablero) supported by a sloping batter (talud). The tablero is surrounded by a kind of projecting frame and the recessed portion of the panel usually bears a polychrome mural applied to the stuccoed surface.talud-tableroCATEGORY: structure
DEFINITION: Important architectural features of Mesoamerican stepped pyramids in Mexico. Each terrace consists of a vertical panel with a recessed inset, and a sloping batter or apron (talud) surmounted by a horizontal, rectangular panel with insert (tablero). The technique was used primarily at Teotihuacán, where it is the dominant style for temple pyramids, and in a modified form elsewhere - Kaminaljuyu (Palangana Complex) in Guatemalan Highlands, Tikal, and the temple buildings at Chichen Itza.