Entangled Ideologies on the Pacific Coast: the Teotihuacan-style Maya censers from the Department of Escuintla, Guatemala
Teotihuacan-style censers from the Pacific Coast of Guatemala are seminal markers of "international" interaction and ideology during the Early Classic Period (250-550 CE). But the paucity of archaeological data for this artifact class and the lack of recent in-depth analysis of their iconographic narratives leave unexplored a potential body of material concerning interaction, identity, and ideological shifts in this gateway region of southern Mesoamerica. Data from archaeological investigations, iconographic studies, and nuclear chemistry are brought to bear on a group of more than 15 censers from the region to address the function and meaning of these ritual objects and their potential for investigating the socio-political and ideological motivations steering the region’s Early Classic communities.
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Entangled Ideologies on the Pacific Coast: the Teotihuacan-style Maya censers from the Department of Escuintla, Guatemala. Dorie Reents-Budet, Annabeth Headdrick, Ronald Bishop. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431290)
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Abstract Id(s): 15123