Sipacate

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Sipacate
Sipacate is located in Guatemala
Sipacate
Sipacate
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 13°56′0″N 91°09′0″W / 13.93333°N 91.15000°W / 13.93333; -91.15000Coordinates: 13°56′0″N 91°09′0″W / 13.93333°N 91.15000°W / 13.93333; -91.15000
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Escuintla Department
Municipality La Gomera
Elevation 4 m (13 ft)
Population
 • Total 5,823 (estimate)

Sipacate is a resort town on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, in Escuintla Department about 22 miles (36 km) west of Puerto San José. It is promoted as a venue for surfing. Being roughly in the center of the Guatemalan coastline, it is used as a breakpoint for storm warnings. The Sipicate-Naranjo National Park is located east of the town.

Archaeology[edit]

Some very early human settlements are documented in Sipacate, connected with early agriculture.

In sum, sediments sampled in the Sipacate locality appear to document two distinct waves of deforestation associated with early horticulture. The earliest began shortly after 3500 cal B.C. and involved multiple episodes of forest clearance over the next 800 years. The second began after 1700 cal B.C. and coincides with the archaeologically documented presence of Early Formative populations.[1]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hector Neff, Deborah M. Pearsall, John G. Jones, Bárbara Arroyo, Shawn K. Collins, Dorothy E. Freidel, Early Maya Adaptive Patterns: Mid-Late Holocene Paleoenvironmental Evidence from Pacific Guatemala. Latin American Antiquity, Vol. 17, No. 3 (Sep., 2006)