Issues of Identity Through the Material Remains of the First Cathedral of New Spain
Author(s): Lorena Medina Martínez
This is an abstract from the session entitled "Paper / Report Submission (General Sessions)" , at the 2022 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
Through historical archaeology, we can analyze material remains of past societies beyond its materiality and description to reach its context and understand facets of economy, religion, politics, identity, and culture. Here, I am presenting an investigation in which, analyzing the remains of the first cathedral of New Spain, present day Mexico City, I will explain how issues of identity are reflected in this church, one of the first religious buildings built in central Mexico during the XVI century. I will present how this building and its movable assets stand out as endeavors that organized, and supported the first Spanish of new Spain to preserve their European culture even being far from Spain and immersed in a multi-ethnic place.
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Issues of Identity Through the Material Remains of the First Cathedral of New Spain. Lorena Medina Martínez. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Philadelphia, PA. 2022 ( tDAR id: 469476)
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