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Regional Affiliation in the Lower Rio Verde: An Examination of R(&)#237;o Viejo Middens as Evidence for Scaled-up Practice at Surrounding Sites.

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2015
Abstract/Description:
This research project analyzes 5 middens from the Lower Rio Verde valley sites of R(&)#237;o Viejo and Yug(&)#252;e, Oaxaca, Mexico, during the Terminal Formative period (150 BC to AD 250). The middens are analyzed to further our understanding of socio-political events in public spaces at both sites during this time. The study suggests a greater distinction in use of public spaces between the two sites than within R(&)#237;o Viejo. Frameworks established by Dietler and Hayden for the analysis of feasts do not seem to apply well to the middens analyzed here. Although I argue that evidence from Rio Viejo's middens does not dispute the viability of previous arguments regarding Terminal Formative R(&)#237;o Viejo ritual authorities', potentially elites, efforts to create regional-scale political affiliations, the level to which middens at R(&)#237;o Viejo are evidence of (")scaled-up(") versions of local practices at outlying sites is inconclusive. Though there is potential for larger feasts at R(&)#237;o Viejo, taken alone the Yug(&)#252;e midden appears larger. The R(&)#237;o Viejo middens demonstrate greater likelihood for the diminished conspicuousness of status differentiation during the associated events.
Title: Regional Affiliation in the Lower Rio Verde: An Examination of R(&)#237;o Viejo Middens as Evidence for Scaled-up Practice at Surrounding Sites.
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Name(s): Lucido, Carlo, Author
Barber, Sarah, Committee Chair
Chase, Arlen, Committee Member
Walker, John, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This research project analyzes 5 middens from the Lower Rio Verde valley sites of R(&)#237;o Viejo and Yug(&)#252;e, Oaxaca, Mexico, during the Terminal Formative period (150 BC to AD 250). The middens are analyzed to further our understanding of socio-political events in public spaces at both sites during this time. The study suggests a greater distinction in use of public spaces between the two sites than within R(&)#237;o Viejo. Frameworks established by Dietler and Hayden for the analysis of feasts do not seem to apply well to the middens analyzed here. Although I argue that evidence from Rio Viejo's middens does not dispute the viability of previous arguments regarding Terminal Formative R(&)#237;o Viejo ritual authorities', potentially elites, efforts to create regional-scale political affiliations, the level to which middens at R(&)#237;o Viejo are evidence of (")scaled-up(") versions of local practices at outlying sites is inconclusive. Though there is potential for larger feasts at R(&)#237;o Viejo, taken alone the Yug(&)#252;e midden appears larger. The R(&)#237;o Viejo middens demonstrate greater likelihood for the diminished conspicuousness of status differentiation during the associated events.
Identifier: CFE0005653 (IID), ucf:50178 (fedora)
Note(s): 2015-05-01
M.A.
Sciences, Anthropology
Masters
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Subject(s): middens -- Oaxaca -- feasts -- archaeology -- Río Viejo -- Yugüe -- ceramics -- Proyecto Río Verde -- PRV -- acropolis -- Mexico -- public space
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005653
Restrictions on Access: campus 2018-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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