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Digging into the Mesoamerican history in the Huastec region

Author(s): Diana Zaragoza

Year: 2015

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The Huastec, in pre-Hispanic times, always has been considered as a cultural area within Mesoamerica, improperly researchers have taken this as a dogma, which makes that the general use of the concept damages the comprehension of what really happened. By this assertions, over a "Huastec culture", the understanding of this rich multi-cultural region, is complicated. The opinions derived from linguistics, ethnohistory, archaeology and anthropology become difficulties that shape the region into what it’s not. However, through recent research, we see that there were numerous "cultures" which were expressed through their symbolism and share other cultural spheres besides Mesoamerica, during the course of this presentation I will focus on the diversity of symbols through time and try to focus in the Macro-areas where they can come from.

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Digging into the Mesoamerican history in the Huastec region. Diana Zaragoza. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397416)


Keywords

Geographic Keywords
Mesoamerica


Spatial Coverage

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