tDAR Logo tDAR digital antiquity

Territorial attachments and border formation in the Upper Usumacinta river Basin. Discussing ceramic mobility within a fractured political and geographical landscape.

Author(s): Rodrigo Liendo ; Esteban Miron

Year: 2015

» Downloads & Basic Metadata

Summary

To date, archaeologists working in the Northwestern Maya Lowlands, specifically in the Upper Usumacinta region have focused their attention to ceramic variability and regional distributions trying to "picture" the degree of variability in the role of local centers in regional ceramic exchange systems. Nevertheless, little attention has been paid to territorial variability-for example, the distinction between contiguous and non contiguous territorial formations highlighted by recent regional archaeological studies for Piedras Negras, Yaxchilan and Palenque- and how the latter affects ceramic regional distributions. The existence of a fractured geographic and political landscape poses interesting questions for archaeological scholarship: what do the existence of political allegiance or tribute from noncontiguous populations imply for ceramic distributions? how does it differ from those among territorial contiguous populations? how are not only distributions of resources but also histories of migrations, genealogies, military conquest and alliance building implicated in these patterns?

SAA 2015 abstracts made available in tDAR courtesy of the Society for American Archaeology and Center for Digital Antiquity Collaborative Program to improve digital data in archaeology. If you are the author of this presentation you may upload your paper, poster, presentation, or associated data (up to 3 files/30MB) for free. Please visit http://www.tdar.org/SAA2015 for instructions and more information.


This Resource is Part of the Following Collections


Cite this Record

Territorial attachments and border formation in the Upper Usumacinta river Basin. Discussing ceramic mobility within a fractured political and geographical landscape.. Rodrigo Liendo, Esteban Miron. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395997)


Keywords


Spatial Coverage

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