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with its later date, indicates that a degree of laxity or sloppiness crept into at least some of the constructions of this period at ChichĂŠn ItzĂĄ. For example, builders used at least three different sizes of round columns in construction of the North Colonnade, and they inserted a few rectangular columns in the front row at the west end (Morris, Charlot and Morris 1931:69, Ruppert 1943:239). The rectangular columns were sculptured, as were some of the round columns in the front row, and Morris concluded that many of these carved drums were reused (1931:69). The lack of building debris at the east end of the colonnade led Morris to speculate that the building material from this area was removed to other places, although he acknowledged the possibility that the end of the platform was not meant to support a colonnade in the first place, or that it was never completed (1931:68). 37

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Architecture and Chronology at Chichén Itzá, Yucatán  

Architecture and Chronology at Chichén Itzá, Yucatán