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Obsidian Trade from the Perspective of Chiquilistagua, Managua, Nicaragua

Author(s): Jason Paling ; Justin Lowry ; Colin Quinn

Year: 2015

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The 2013 and 2014 seasons at Chiquilistagua archaeological project included survey, description and excavations of archaeological remains west of Managua. The site of Chiquilistagua was chosen because of its proximity to potential trade networks. Lithic and ceramic materials have been found in these excavations that point to production and trade. This paper will show analyses of trade networks connecting Nicaragua with southern Honduras and contextualizing those trade networks within the larger context of Central America. The goal of this research is to describe the early trade networks that existed during the transition between the Tempisque and Bagaces periods.

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Obsidian Trade from the Perspective of Chiquilistagua, Managua, Nicaragua. Justin Lowry, Jason Paling, Colin Quinn. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396513)


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

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