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Residential Variability and Change Through Time at San Martín Tilcajete

Author(s): Lacey Carpenter

Year: 2017

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Social evolutionary transformation involves and affects all levels of human society, including households. The formation of a state-level society at the Tilcajete sites has been documented through extensive horizontal excavations focused on the civic-ceremonial buildings at a two Formative Period sites in the southern branch of the Oaxaca Valley. This paper presents findings from 2 seasons of work in 2014 and 2016 focused on the residential sectors at El Mogote, occupied during the Early Monte Albán I phase (500-300 B.C.) and El Palenque, occupied during the Late Monte Albán I phase ( 300-100 B.C.). I examine residential variability within each site as well as change through time. I argue that the timing and nature of changes to residential architecture, activities, and assemblages reflect the dynamic role household decisions played in the sociopolitical transformations at the sites.


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Residential Variability and Change Through Time at San Martín Tilcajete. Lacey Carpenter. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431619)


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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): 16483

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