Deconstructing Multiple Intersecting Identities and Cremation Ritual among the Preclassic Hohokam of the Tucson Basin
Author(s): Jessica Cerezo-Román
Hohokam cremation funerary customs are unraveled to acquire a deeper understanding of intersecting identity differences among seven Preclassic Period archaeological sites (A.D. 475-1150) of the Tucson Basin. This is done by analyzing the mortuary treatment of 477 individual remains using two primary datasets: (1) biological profile of the skeletal remains; and, (2) posthumous treatment of the body inferred from the analysis of the remains and archaeological contexts. Results indicate the existence of social differences in funerary practices related to age at death and sex identity intersections. However, there also were differences between sites in how individuals were treated related to different community social networks of interaction. The results provide a glimpse of the potential social variation and multiple social groups within Tucson Basin Preclassic Period Hohokam sites.
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Deconstructing Multiple Intersecting Identities and Cremation Ritual among the Preclassic Hohokam of the Tucson Basin. Jessica Cerezo-Román. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398004)
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