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By Themselves They Celebrated His Feast Day: Regional Variation in Postclassic Central Mexican Domestic Ritual

Author(s): Angela Huster

Year: 2016

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This poster examines the variation in domestic ritual practices in Postclassic Central Mexico, using data from the Basin of Mexico, the Toluca Valley, and Morelos. I use cluster analysis to identify patterning in censer and figurine use, based on the functional attributes of these artifact classes (use mechanics for censers, subject matter for figurines). These clusters are then compared spatially and temporally to identify patterns based on ethnicity and the expansion of the Aztec Empire. The results show a potential division in ritual practices between primarily Nahua and primarily Oto-Pamean subregions, as well as an expansion of the Nahua pattern during the Late Postclassic.


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By Themselves They Celebrated His Feast Day: Regional Variation in Postclassic Central Mexican Domestic Ritual. Angela Huster. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 405212)


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Mesoamerica


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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