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La Consentida: Initial Early Formative Period Settlement, Subsistence, And Social Organization On The Pacific Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico, Guy David Hepp Apr 2015

La Consentida: Initial Early Formative Period Settlement, Subsistence, And Social Organization On The Pacific Coast Of Oaxaca, Mexico, Guy David Hepp

Anthropology Graduate Theses & Dissertations

In this dissertation I address the timing of and interrelatedness between initial Early Formative period (2000-1500 BCE) transitions in residential mobility, subsistence, and social organization in Mesoamerica. I approach these topics using evidence from the La Consentida Archaeological Project (LCAP), a multi-season field and laboratory investigation of the site of La Consentida on the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, Mexico. Based on six radiocarbon dates (1947-1530 cal B.C.), La Consentida represents the earliest village site ever discovered in coastal Oaxaca, and likely in much of Pacific coastal Mexico. According to these dates, the site has produced some of the earliest ...


Fashioning Identities: Sacred Presence And Social Significance In Colonial Inca Textiles, Jade Anne Gutierrez Jan 2015

Fashioning Identities: Sacred Presence And Social Significance In Colonial Inca Textiles, Jade Anne Gutierrez

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Textiles produced in the Andes at the height of the Inca rule were part of a complex social and ritualistic system in which they functioned as conduits of political power and were inherently representative of Inca social and spiritual values. Pre-Colombian garments were some of the most powerful emblems of identity. Spanish colonization brought significant changes in the manufacturing of textiles and in the basic social structure of the Andes, and the new material and social changes in textile production allowed for the creation of new types of garments that maintained their inherent significance, but created new Andean identities. This ...