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Chantuto Game DLP Game   

Period Ancient

Region Central America

Category Reconstruction, Pending, Board, Race


This game was found at the Tlacuachero shell mound in Chiapas, Mexico. Dating to the Late Archaic Period (3500-1500 BCE), it was identified as a game based on similarities to other games known from ethnographic accounts in North America. It is the oldest potential game board known in the Western Hemisphere.


24 holes arranged in an arc around a stone.



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Voorhies, B. 2013. "The Deep Prehistory of Indian Gaming: Possible Late Archaic Period Game Boards at the Tlacuachero Shellmound, Chiapas, Mexico." Latin American Antiquity 24(1): 98-115.



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