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Buried Museum Textiles from the Prehistoric Americas

Author(s): Margaret MacMinn-Barton

Year: 2016

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The Arizona Museum of Natural History (AzMNH) has previously unexplored perishable materials, including fifteen textile fragments of Peruvian, Mexican, and Southwestern origin. I present the results of a technological analysis and description of the manufacture of these fragmentary remains. Although this is a small sample for statistical research, it is sufficient for descriptive purposes. As these textiles have not received prior exposure, they should be described and presented. Taken together they constitute a body of information useful for interpretation and comparative study. Provenance is undocumented; observations and interpretations about distribution is suggested in the context of current views about local cultures.

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Buried Museum Textiles from the Prehistoric Americas. Margaret MacMinn-Barton. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403681)


Geographic Keywords
South America

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min long: -93.691; min lat: -56.945 ; max long: -31.113; max lat: 18.48 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America