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Vestige comes from the Latin word vestigĭum. The term has several meanings and is used to name the pieces , the remains waves footprints of something, whether physical or symbolic.

For example: "The Inca remains can be seen in a good part of South America", "There are no remnants of English domination in the city", "No trace suggests that, in this house, there was a terrible homicide", "There are no vestiges of his past drug addiction".

A vestige is also a clue that allows you to move forward with a investigation or arrive at a discovery through an inference: “The experts found traces in the field that have allowed to reinforce their hypotheses”, "His presence in the stadium is a vestige about his possible hiring that has unleashed a wave of rumors".

In this sense, and with respect to the aforementioned meaning, we can establish that the term we are addressing is used very frequently in the field of Criminology. In this science, which is responsible for studying both the causes and the different circumstances surrounding a crime in addition to analyzing the personality of the criminals who have carried it out, the cited concept is used to refer to all the material that is liable to be linked to the criminal act.

It is important to establish the nuance that at the beginning with said vestige there is no absolute certainty that it is totally and absolutely linked to the aforementioned breaking of the law, but once it is ruled that it is, it passes from being a simple vestige to becoming in what is evidence. This can be defined as a manifest certainty that is impossible to doubt.

The concept of vestige can be used as a synonym for paw print (the mark that the leg of an animal or the foot of a human being leaves on the ground): "Traces in the countryside allow us to infer that cows were attacked by a cougar or other large feline", "The wind erased the vestiges that, with its long walk, had left on the beach".

The remains are, in short, what allows to reconstruct something of the past . It may be a building or other material thing (as in the case of the ruins that make it possible to know how past civilizations lived) or signals from which one can start to understand something abstract or symbolic (a certain tone of voice that conveys anguish) .

Thus, for example, in the Mexican city of Mérida, in the state of Yucatan, we find a multitude of archaeological remains that testify and prove the existence of the well-known Mayan culture. Specifically, in this city there are remnants of it from both the classic and post-classical period.

Among those should be carved stones with different shapes and decoration, sculptures of different types such as El Moro Muza or settlements such as Chen-Hó, located in the Oriente Recreational Park, or Dzoyilá, which is nearby to what is Kukulkan Park.

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