Zoomorphic Representations of Figurines in Tamtoc, SLP, Mexico.

Author(s): Denia Berenice Villanueva Ruiz

Year: 2015


From the beginning, man has always tried to understand nature. Mostly because their survival depended on it, the Prehispanic societies conceived it as one of their best allies. The perception of animals was always influenced by the mysticism and the belief that every living thing belonged to an order, which at the same time harmonized a universal context.

Tamtoc, was not the exception. Along all the excavations that had been performed, various distinct representations of zoomorphic figurines were found, which will be mentioned in this following paper. In order to show the relation they held with the atmosphere, the possible species that are represented in each, will be identified and interpreted, as well as their archaeological birth contexts; looking to create a close symbolic discourse to the one they probably have.

This, could represent an important document for the study and interpretation of the ancient scenery the Tamtoquian people used to lived in.

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Zoomorphic Representations of Figurines in Tamtoc, SLP, Mexico.. Denia Berenice Villanueva Ruiz. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396747)


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min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;