Gulf Lowland Collapse

Author(s): Barbara Stark

Year: 2016


In south-central and southern Veracruz settlement pattern data document a collapse of previous settlement systems and many cultural traditions. Some regions reorganized and some likely were re-populated in part by migrants from highland regions. The timings of collapse in these lowland regions are poorly defined, but variation seems likely. Causes have received little attention because the extent of changes has not been recognized. Likewise, possible consequences are still to be investigated. Both causes and consequences are preliminarily identified as well as future courses of action that will help understand these developments.

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Gulf Lowland Collapse. Barbara Stark. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404112)


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