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Late Formative Obsidian Procurement in Xochitecatl-Cacaxtla

Author(s): A. Gabriel Vicencio ; Aurelio López Corral ; Mari Carmen Serra Puche

Year: 2017

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This study inquires into the obsidian commercial networks of Late Formative in the site of Xochitecatl-Cacaxtla employing an analysis of pXRF on 102 pieces of obsidian artifacts. In addition, we performed a technological approach of the material recovered from ceremonial and domestic contexts in order to know in which stage of the process did it arrive. With this, we intent to know how each source was represented throughout the site, revealing the internal maneuvers used by two different settlements in order to better understand both intra-site economic relationships and the inter-regional commercial system between sites within the Tlaxcala region.

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Late Formative Obsidian Procurement in Xochitecatl-Cacaxtla. A. Gabriel Vicencio, Aurelio López Corral, Mari Carmen Serra Puche. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430474)


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min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 17286

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America