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Ritual and economy in a pre-Columbian chiefdom: the El Cajón region of Honduras

dc.contributor.authorHirth, Kenneth, author
dc.contributor.authorHirth, Susan, author
dc.contributor.authorHassemann, George, author
dc.contributor.authorLara-Pinto, Gloria, author
dc.contributor.authorUniversity Press of Colorado, publisher
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references and index.
dc.description.abstractAn archaeological examination of the organization and ritual economy of a pre-Columbian chiefdom that developed in the El Cajón Region of central Honduras from 400 BC-AD 1000. Special attention is paid to jade and marble artifacts.--Provided by publisher.
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroducing ritual economy -- Chiefdom societies in West-Central Honduras -- Pre-Columbian society and ecology in the El Cajón Region -- The Iglesia Precinct: constructing a ritual landscape at Salitrón Viejo -- The jade, marble, and ritual offerings -- The patterning of ritual deposits at Salitrón Viejo -- The what, how, and why of ritual activity in the Salitrón Chiefdom -- Belief and integration in a ritual economy.
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dc.subject.lcshChiefdoms -- Honduras -- Cajón Reservoir -- Antiquities
dc.subject.lcshRites and ceremonies -- Honduras -- Cajón Reservoir -- Antiquities
dc.subject.lcshExcavations (Archaeology) -- Honduras
dc.subject.lcshCajón Reservoir (Honduras) -- Antiquities
dc.subject.lcshHonduras -- Antiquities
dc.titleRitual and economy in a pre-Columbian chiefdom: the El Cajón region of Honduras


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