Comparing Isotopic Data for Diet and Mobility of Males and Females in the Lower Río Verde Valley, Oaxaca, Mexico
This poster presents a comparison of the isotopic data from male and female individuals interred in the lower Río Verde Valley of coastal Oaxaca, Mexico from the Early Formative period, beginning in 2000 BC, to the Early Postclassic period, ending in AD 1100. Our previous work in this region has focused primarily on broad dietary changes through time, focusing little attention on comparisons by sex. Our sample for the present study includes 54 individuals: 31 males and 23 females. These individuals were buried at the sites of La Consentida, Cerro de la Cruz, Charco Redondo, Yugüe, and Río Viejo— all of which are located in the lower Valley. With this poster, we aim to fill a gap in previous research by investigating inequality, access to resources, and mobility patterns between males and females. We base our findings on evidence from the study of stable carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen isotopes. Employing a sample that spans nearly three thousand years gives us an opportunity to observe changes and continuities in inequality, subsistence, and mobility over time.
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Comparing Isotopic Data for Diet and Mobility of Males and Females in the Lower Río Verde Valley, Oaxaca, Mexico. Jacklyn Rumberger, Arthur Joyce, Sarah Barber, Stacie King, Guy David Hepp. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 443170)
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