The Function of Candeleros and the Enigmatic Relationship between Teotihuacan and Honduras
The ceramic vessel known as Candeleros, which is commonly associated with Teotihuacan, is problematic for several reasons. Candeleros are generally small ovoid vessels with one or more chambers, often associated with domestic use and believed to be a type of incense burner. However, residue analysis that has been conducted to date does not always find materials associated with burning. Candeleros are most often associated with Teotihuacan, but are also found in Northern Honduras at sights such as Copan. Why Candeleros are commonly found in these two geographically distant areas and at a much lower concentration in between these two sites is unclear. This project uses residue analysis from a sample of Candeleros from Teotihuacan to shed light on the function of Candeleros as well as discussing the possible relationship between Teotihuacan and Northern Honduras.
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The Function of Candeleros and the Enigmatic Relationship between Teotihuacan and Honduras. Kate Richey, Geoffrey McCafferty. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 428992)
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