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Burial treatment in the area of La Noria, Tamtoc, SLP, Mexico

Author(s): Estela Martínez ; Patricia Olga Hernández Espinoza

Year: 2015

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Archaeological information confirms that between the second and fifteenth centuries AD Tamtoc evolved into a complex urban society that left evidence of their cultural identity through the vestiges of their ancient city. Testimony to this is the architectural complex designed for the preparation of complex funeral rituals, currently known as La Noria. In this area we have 67 burial mounds dug Postclassic (900-1500 AD), recovering 92 graves with the remains of 147 individuals of different ages and sexes. This paper will discuss the bioarchaeological research we have done on this bygone burial treatment population gave some individuals who might be considered special and through rituals help them reach their final destination.

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Burial treatment in the area of La Noria, Tamtoc, SLP, Mexico. Estela Martínez, Patricia Olga Hernández Espinoza. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396746)


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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