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Ethnic Identities in Central Nicaragua: Perspectives from a Habitational Site

Author(s): Roosmarie Vlaskamp

Year: 2015

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Archaeological research in Central Nicaragua has traditionally focused on the recognition of different ethnic groups in pre-Hispanic times and their interaction through the evidence of trade wares. However, a reconsideration of the available data has revealed that there is an absence of knowledge on the habitus of these groups, a central concept in the recent discussion on ethnicities. Therefore, over the next four years a pre-Hispanic habitational site in Central Nicaragua will be investigated in order to substantiate the discussion on ethnic identities in this region.

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Ethnic Identities in Central Nicaragua: Perspectives from a Habitational Site. Roosmarie Vlaskamp. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396514)


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Central America


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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