General Discussion: Use of gold and copper: Human Figures


This 1887 book on Chirqui looks at the various uses of gold, copper, and bronze among the inhabitants. This selection concentrates on the use of gold and copper in the production of human figurines. This selection also includes the contextual information found in the introduction or "general discussion" section of the book that was written in 1887 by the author.

Cite this Record

General Discussion: Use of gold and copper: Human Figures. William Holmes. In The Use of Gold and Other Metals Among the Ancient Inhabitants of Chiriqui, Isthmus of Darien. Pp. 1-14. Wahington D.C.: Smithsoniam Institute: Government Printing Office. 1887 ( tDAR id: 4539) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8MG7ND0


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: -4600 to 1500

Radiocarbon Date: 680 to 600

Spatial Coverage

min long: -82.62; min lat: 8.124 ; max long: -81.867; max lat: 8.654 ;

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