Cultural and Economic Interaction at Postclassic Guadalupe, Northeast Honduras

Author(s): Franziska Fecher; Markus Reindel; Peter Fux

Year: 2018


The Postclassic settlement of Guadalupe is located on the northeastern coast of Honduras, near Trujillo. With its location inside the interaction sphere between Mesoamerica, Lower Central America and the Caribbean, it lies within a culturally dynamic region that has received influences from various areas during different times. With respect to the Postclassic period, it has been demonstrated that access and distribution patterns of resources and goods changed and new networks of interaction emerged. Communication routes along the coast gained importance. In Guadalupe, many objects were found that point to cultural and economic relations with Mesoamerica and Lower Central America, suggesting that the settlement might have functioned as a coastal trading center. The goals of the Proyecto Arqueológico Guadalupe, which has carried out archaeological investigations since 2016, are to find out what role Guadalupe played in these newly emerging networks and with what regions its inhabitants interacted.

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Cultural and Economic Interaction at Postclassic Guadalupe, Northeast Honduras. Franziska Fecher, Markus Reindel, Peter Fux. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 445135)

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min long: -92.153; min lat: -4.303 ; max long: -50.977; max lat: 18.313 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 20777