Reading memories of past practices in the landscapes of poverty domination: an ethnoarchaeological study in Morelos, Mexico
Author(s): Sandra Lopez Varela
In eradicating poverty through infrastructure building and welfare policies in the State of Morelos, the commodification of the landscape is causing people to forget the social practices of distant pasts. Memory is intimately linked with the landscape, as it creates a sense of place that legitimizes the many identities and social worlds that have existed through time. By exploring current human practices in the landscape, this study illustrates how habit memory translates and maps fragmented pieces of collectively lived histories since the XVI century and explains how economic growth and development interfere with the possibility of identifying and connecting anthropic activity markers to understand past human behavior.
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- Anthropic activity markers: archaeology and ethnoarchaeology •
- Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015)
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Reading memories of past practices in the landscapes of poverty domination: an ethnoarchaeological study in Morelos, Mexico. Sandra Lopez Varela. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395462)
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