Table 10 Defensive data for individual defended areas.

Summary of defensive data for individual defended areas and perimeter statistics. Bold lines separate different lidar survey blocks (in order as Yala, Tikal, Uaxactun, Holmul, Zotz, Xultun, Perú, Corona, and Tintal).

Site/regionDefended areaNumber of
defensive
features
Number of
defensive
systems
Area
(ha)
Length of
all built
defenses
(m)
Total
perimeter
length
(m)
Length of
built perimeter
defenses
(m)
Length of
natural
perimeter
defenses (m)
Total length
of perimeter
defenses
(m)
% of perimeter
with built
defenses
% of perimeter
with natural
defenses
% of total
perimeter
defended
E4 River SiteSite core447.57271,1707274431,17062%38%100%
Tikal*City extent1391010,677.418,60315,67512,0723,41815,49077%22%99%
Tikal PolityGroup NW of
Tikal Wall
6270.41,0273,6709002,7633,66325%75%100%
AtalayaAtalaya core2113.61981,9961981,7871,98510%90%99%
RS028Refuge213.213276413263176417%83%100%
RS07Eastern hilltop221.74525394528753984%16%100%
CivalCival core5328.21,0801,9741,0803611,44155%18%73%
Dos AguadasDos Aguadas
North E plateau
2211.41,8251,6371,625131,63799%1%100%
Dos AguadasDos Aguadas
North N plateau
3123.21,3412,1605281,5852,11324%73%98%
Dos AguadasDos Aguadas
North W plateau
117.86541,3636547081,36348%52%100%
Dos AguadasDos Aguadas
South core
14752.13,3913,6601,6501,8613,51145%51%96%
Dos Aguadas*Dos Aguadas
South macro
74162.02,2434,3492,2438043,04752%18%70%
KanalnaKanalna N refuge217.12871,2801161,1641,2809%91%100%
KanalnaKanalna S refuge1116.72182,5842182,3442,5638%91%99%
La SufricayaLa Sufricaya core439.65561,2045569665246%8%54%
Turca†Turca core1199
TurcaTurca E refuge212.827169514854769521%79%100%
WitznaWitzna core3144.05474,2542003,0113,2115%71%75%
Witzna EastWitzna East10414.19422,0666301,3902,02031%67%98%
Xmakabatun
Polity
Summit E
of drainage
642.988174641218159455%24%80%
Xmakabatun
Polity
Summit W of
drainage
115.452592452521373857%23%80%
El ZotzEl Diablo15421.63,3472,4031,8294712,30076%20%96%
El ZotzEl Tejon1139.31,7171,3995428051,34639%58%96%
El ZotzHill NW of El Diablo
Group
510.933248014833248031%69%100%
El Zotz Polity‡Drainage N of
La Cuernavilla
6110.44371,106
El Zotz PolityHills at N drainage
intersection
3215.37711,9667711,1911,96239%61%100%
El Zotz PolityHills W of
La Cuernavilla
7311.51,0352,9046022,2932,89521%79%100%
La CuernavillaLa Cuernavilla East27655.05,0144,2221,2781,7773,05530%42%72%
La CuernavillaLa Cuernavilla West24321.74,2622,6971,7777222,49966%27%93%
Xultun Polity‡City extent211298
Xultun Polity‡Unknown21332
El Perú-Waka’El Perú-Waka’
core
32164.11,1005,1931,1002,1513,25121%41%63%
El Perú-Waka’
Polity‡
Territorial extent111,240
El Achiotal PolityDefensive enclosure1011.8827522505050597%0%97%
El Achiotal PolityPeninsula refuge3116.75542,1933541,7922,14516%82%98%
TintalTintal core15337.32,7032,4811,8114522,26373%18%91%

*The defended area extends beyond the limits of the lidar data, but a substantial portion is visible. All statistics are based on the visible perimeter and area, but may not be reliable metrics of the actual defended area.

†There is no clearly discernible defended area for the defensive systems present. Area not included in comparative analyses.

‡The defended area extends beyond the limits of the lidar data and is too incomplete to include in comparative analyses.