Social Status and Ritual Practice at a Middle Formative Residential Complex at Tlalancaleca, Puebla
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Fieldwork recently undertaken at Tlalancaleca, Puebla, explored a residential complex dating to the Texoloc phase (650 – 500 BC) of the Middle Formative period. Horizontal excavations exposed a residential platform and several wattle and daub rooms flanking a central patio. This paper presents interpretations regarding: (1) the status of inhabitants; and (2) domestic rituals and quotidian practices carried out within the complex. Interpretations are based on multiple lines of evidence, which include analyses of construction debris, personal adornments, and figurines. The assemblage, practices, and occupational history of this residential complex are compared with those of a contemporaneous, higher status residence at Tlalancaleca to elucidate the nature of social differences at this early urban center.
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Social Status and Ritual Practice at a Middle Formative Residential Complex at Tlalancaleca, Puebla. Alexander Jurado, Tatsuya Murakami. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449695)
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