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Results of the analysis of the coral from Tibes Ceremonial Center, Puerto Rico

Author(s): Mariela Declet-Perez

Year: 2016

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This work presents and discusses the finals results of an investigation focused in the strategies for the acquisition and transportation of coral by indigenous societies, analyzing the material obtained from the Tibes Ceremonial Center, Puerto Rico. This study was focused on the “chaîne operatoire”, to demonstrate the utility of this type of material in archaeological studies in the Caribbean. With this approach we were able to identify the collection areas and methods, the manufacture and use of the material, since these are fundamental in the “chaîne operatoire”. This aspect of the study gives a more accurate view of the “coral element” and how this element was integrated in the activities of the indigenous societies.


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Results of the analysis of the coral from Tibes Ceremonial Center, Puerto Rico. Mariela Declet-Perez. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403742)


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min long: -90.747; min lat: 3.25 ; max long: -48.999; max lat: 27.683 ;

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