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dc.contributor.authorHeath, Laura Ellenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-27T15:54:24Z
dc.date.available2016-01-27T15:54:24Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/14100
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents an analysis of the Epiclassic and Postclassic period ceramic assemblages from the site of La Laguna, Tlaxcala, Mexico. Almost all of the sherds come from Feature 185, a sheet midden context deposited in c. 1200 CE. During this period, central Mexico was not dominated by a single polity, but the many smaller altepemeh (central Mexican city-states) were tied together economically and culturally. This interconnected system has been described as the Postclassic International World System by Smith and Berdan (2000; 2003). Although La Laguna was a small rural settlement on the periphery of this society, the wares and iconography present in the ceramic assemblage show that its inhabitants were involved with the regional economic and intellectual interactions of the time. I present the assemblage in terms of ware, vessel form, and iconography, and suggest avenues for future research on Postclassic ceramics in Tlaxcala.en_US
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dc.subjectArchaeologyen_US
dc.subjectCeramicsen_US
dc.subjectLa Lagunaen_US
dc.subjectMesoamericaen_US
dc.subjectPostclassicen_US
dc.subjectTlaxcalaen_US
dc.titlePostclassic ceramics from La Laguna, Tlaxcala, Mexicoen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2016-01-22T18:53:48Z
etd.degree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineArchaeologyen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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