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The elite of Monte Albán as biosocial group. Methodological considerations.

Author(s): Ernesto Gonzalez-Licon

Year: 2015

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In this paper we present a brief outline of what has been considered the elite into the Mesoamerican world. The pros and cons of mayor archaeological indicators used to identify and/or define the elite. Our research goal is to approach the elite as a biological group, not only the ruler itself. The evaluation of the ruling elite from different aspects such as demography, gender relations, funerary practices, health conditions, diet and disease, hierarchy and inequality among its members and the location and characteristics of their residences among other things, will be an opportunity to better understand the role and implications of this relevant segment of the social structure of the ancient Zapotec society.

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The elite of Monte Albán as biosocial group. Methodological considerations.. Ernesto Gonzalez-Licon. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395456)


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Mesoamerica


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min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America