"Conspicuous Consumption" in Ancient Costa Rica and Panama

Author(s): Scott Palumbo

Year: 2015


This paper reviews the evidence for mortuary ranking in pre-Columbian Costa Rica and Panama, specifically as it relates to participation in broader trade and exchange networks. An interpretative approach originally developed by Halstead and O'Shea is evaluated against the Binford-Saxe model.

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"Conspicuous Consumption" in Ancient Costa Rica and Panama. Scott Palumbo. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396150)


Exchange Gold mortuary

Geographic Keywords
Central America

Spatial Coverage

min long: -94.702; min lat: 6.665 ; max long: -76.685; max lat: 18.813 ;