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Analysis of elasmobranches from offerings 126, 141 and 165 found at the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Nataly Bolaño-Martínez. Oscar Uriel Mendoza-Vargas. Erika Lucero Robles-Cortes.

Numerous fish from diverse species have been found inside the Great Temple offerings. These were transported from the coast to Tenochtitlan. During the seventh field season of the Templo Mayor Project, five sawfish rostra were found inside three offerings. By analyzing macro and microscopic structures, and through the comparison with modern specimens from the Ichthyology Collection of the Institute of Marine Sciences and Limnology, at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, these animals...

The archaeological collections of the Gulf Coast cultures at the National Museum of Anthropology (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rebecca Gonzalez Lauck.

The National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City holds the largest collection of archaeological artifacts in the country. A recent survey and inventory of the objects that form the Gulf Coast cultures section has revealed a more comprehensive and detailed view of the composition of it. This paper will present an overview of this collection providing information on the site provenience of the artifacts; what private collections were incorporated into it; the types of artifacts, as well as their...

Architectural Communities of Practice: Identifying Kiva Production Groups in the Northern Southwest (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Susan Ryan.

Researchers in a number of fields have come to recognize the vital importance of the built environment not only as material culture, but as symbolic expressions of the larger cultural framework through which social relations are produced and reproduced. Over the last half-century, studies have demonstrated how architectural characteristics—such as building size, shape, and the presence of various architectural materials, features, and furnishings—have a direct influence on human behavior and...