Ritual Landscape (Other Keyword)

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Changing Social Spatiality in Mounded Funerary Landscapes (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Andreja Malovoz.

Funerary landscapes, as places where all fractions of society meet to honour the rituals of social and identity-building importance, can be used to attain an insight into group-specific attitudes towards spatiality. These attitudes allowed for people's engagement with various elements of their environment as a means of deliberate creation of lasting ritual landscapes. However, social spatiality in funerary contexts is not static, but subject to changes in the group's perception of both their...


From Southern Brazil and Northwest Mexico: Swimming across Landscapes with the Fishes (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Daniela Klokler. Todd Pitezel.

Prehistoric societies included multidimensional natural, economic, social, political, and ritual landscapes. In this paper we briefly describe landscapes from the southwestern coast of Brazil during the Archaic period and from the Casas Grandes Medio period (A.D. 1200­-1450) in northwest Chihuahua, Mexico. More specifically, we address ritual landscapes from shell mounds to hilltops. These components of landscapes are highlighted in honor of research conducted by Paul Fish and Suzanne Fish that...


Inca Landscapes in Midwest Catamarca (Argentina) (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Julieta Lynch. Marco Antonio Giovannetti.

This paper will introduce the problem of Inca settlements and their relation with local populations in the midwestern sector of Catamarca, specifically in the Hualfín and Quimivil valleys. This area has an early agricultural-ceramics occupation as seen in several archaeological sites with local patterns. When the Inca arrived during the first half of the 15th century several previous elements of landscape were transformed and others were incorporated. However, the local population, with an...


Mountain Doorways: Caves, Shelters, and Rock Art in Past and Present Southwestern Honduras (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alejandro Figueroa.

Caves and shelters hold a special place among Mesoamerican cultures. Some of the earliest evidence of human occupation in this region is found inside these natural features, where well-preserved materials attest to the detailed knowledge past populations had of their surrounding landscapes and resources. In later time periods, caves were treated as the portals to the underworld and became an essential part of Mesoamerican ideology. The landscape of the Santa Elena highlands of southwestern...