Burial Practices of the Teuchitlán Tradition and Changes Through Time: A taphonomic Approach
Author(s): Naomi Ripp
Are there changes in burial practices of the Teuchitlán Tradition over time, and can any of these potential changes be identified? The data used in this analysis of burial practice was gathered from the 45 Teuchitlán Tradition burials housed at the Centro Interpretativo Guachimontones in Teuchitlán, Jalisco, Mexico. The osteology collection spans from the Late Formative Tequila II phase (350 B.C – 100 A.D) through the Late Postclassic Atemajac II phase (1400-1600). The analysis of the burials was done through a taphonomic study of the skeletal remains within the burials. Data on burial practices come from analyzing the postmortem taphonomic conditions. This analysis can provide information on topics such as whether burials were primary or secondary, if the remains were buried immediately or left exposed for a time, etc.
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Burial Practices of the Teuchitlán Tradition and Changes Through Time: A taphonomic Approach. Naomi Ripp. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404580)
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