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Wixárika Landscape Conceptualization and Suggestions for its Archaeological Relevance

Abstract Anthropological attention to landscapes has revealed them to be more than where people subsist: landscapes are inherently social entities. People create landscapes in their interactions with the environment and each other. People conceptualize, or imbue the landscape with meaning such that given places serve to impart cultural knowledge, identity, and social order. The link between people and their landscape thus underscores the importance of a landscape focus in the attempt to understand people. Furthermore, as a product of cultural behavior, the landscape constitutes a form of material culture that may be marked in ways that are consistent with how it is conceptualized. The material dimension of people's relationship with their l... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Kantor, Loni (Author) / Nelson, Ben (Advisor) / Hegmon, Michelle (Committee member) / Isaac, Gwyneira (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Archaeology / Linguistics / Ethnoarchaeology / Huichol / Landscape / Language / Movement / Wixárika
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 237 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Anthropology 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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