Landscape, settlement patterns and rain and fertility symbolism in rock art: a comparative analysis between Chalcatzingo and Cerros de Trincheras in Mexico
Author(s): Julio Amador
In this paper we present a systematic comparative analysis of the most characteristic cultural traits of sites, apparently distant in time and space, that share fundamental aspects, concerning basic geomorphological and landscape features, settlement patterns, and rain and fertility symbolism depicted in rock art. The direct association between political power and religious authority, social prestige and the privilege of presiding ritual performances appears to be evident. While in Mesoamerica this historical and cultural processes took place from about 1500 B.C. In northwestern Mexico they began to occur around A.D. 800.
Nonetheless, as we will try to show, similarities are surprising.
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- Society for American Archaeology 82nd Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC (2017) •
- Methodology and Interpretation in the Archaeology of Rock Art
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Landscape, settlement patterns and rain and fertility symbolism in rock art: a comparative analysis between Chalcatzingo and Cerros de Trincheras in Mexico. Julio Amador. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429197)
min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;
Abstract Id(s): 14593