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Lithic Production and Procurement at Teotepec, Veracruz, Mexico

Author(s): Nathan Wilson ; Philip J. Arnold III

Year: 2016

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In this paper we present new data on lithic production, consumption, and importation during the Early and Middle Classic Periods (AD 300-650) at the site of Teotepec, located in the Sierra de los Tuxtlas region of Veracruz, Mexico. Using the results of recently completed technological and visual source analyses, we identify differences in production and consumption behavior across the site and over time, and situate this behavior within the larger region. Changes in importation in the region have been identified during the Early Classic Period, some of which were associated with the Teotihuacan-affiliated site of Matacapan. The combination of regional-scale data from previous projects and site-level data (both from surface collection and excavated contexts) from the Proyecto Arqueológico Teotepec allow us to characterize behavior associated with production and use of lithic materials at Teotepec and gauge the site’s participation in larger regional processes.


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Lithic Production and Procurement at Teotepec, Veracruz, Mexico. Nathan Wilson, Philip J. Arnold III. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404119)


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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