Stringing it Together: An Examination of Shell and Stone Beads at Panquilma
Author(s): Sam Frampton
The presences of different type of artifacts, especially shell and stone beads, have often been used to discuss these inter-regional trade networks. In this paper I will discuss and try to identify some of these regional networks and the importance of exchange within these local networks. I examine whether elaborate grave goods are displays of wealth or whether they might represent ritual paraphernalia. I discuss the nature of incipient status inequality.
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Stringing it Together: An Examination of Shell and Stone Beads at Panquilma. Sam Frampton. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404441)
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