Revolutionary Households: Archaeology at the Hacienda San Miguel Acocotla

Author(s): Elizabeth Terese Newman

Year: 2013


With the signing of the Treaty of Cordoba in 1821, Spain formerly recognized Mexico as an independent nation. As identity shifted from colony to country, processes of modernization accelerated and rural households were transformed. These transformations led to increased attacks on the traditional structures of home life, family, and community, attacks that ultimately erupted in the rural uprisings associated with the Central Mexican experience of the Mexican Revolution. Drawing on archaeological, ethnoarchaeological, and ethnohistorical research, this paper explores the ways those tensions and transformations are reflected in the material remains of the households of the Hacienda San Miguel Acocotla’s indigenous workers. 

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Revolutionary Households: Archaeology at the Hacienda San Miguel Acocotla. Elizabeth Terese Newman. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428637)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 188