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RESIDENTIAL VARIABILITY AND CHANGE THROUGH TIME AT SAN MARTIN TILCAJETE

Lacey Carpenter, Ph.D. Candidate Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, University of Michigan
Thursday, March 23, 2017
12:00-1:00 PM
Room 2009 Ruthven Museums Building Map
Social evolutionary transformation involves and affects all levels of human society, including households. The formation of a state-level society at the Tilcajete sites has been documented through extensive horizontal excavations focused on the civic-ceremonial buildings at a two Formative Period sites in the southern branch of the Oaxaca Valley. This paper presents findings from 2 seasons of work in 2014 and 2016 focused on the residential sectors at El Mogote, occupied during the Early Monte Albán I phase (500-300 B.C.) and El Palenque, occupied during the Late Monte Albán I phase (300-100 B.C.). I examine residential variability within each site as well as change through time. I argue that the timing and nature of changes to residential architecture, activities, and assemblages reflect the dynamic role household decisions played in the sociopolitical transformations at the sites.
Building: Ruthven Museums Building
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Anthropology, Archaeology
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Museum of Anthropological Archaeology