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The Obsidian Industries of Altica, Mexico

Author(s): Dan Healan

Year: 2015

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Summary

Preliminary analysis of obsidian artifacts recovered from survey and excavation at the Early/Middle Formative site of Altica in the Teotihuacan Valley indicate the presence of several distinct modes of raw material acquisition, reduction, and utilization. These various modes are described from a technological perspective and possible logistical, social, economic, and political correlates are considered.

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The Obsidian Industries of Altica, Mexico. Dan Healan. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396066)


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Geographic Keywords
Mesoamerica


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