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Craft Production and Socio-Economic Marginality: Living on the Periphery of Urban Teotihuacan


Abstract This dissertation investigates socio-economic strategies adopted by a small craftworking community situated on the edge of one of the earliest, largest and most complex cities in Mesoamerica. The focus of investigation is San Jose 520, a hamlet located on the southeastern margin of Teotihuacan and occupied primarily during the Tlamimilolpa and Xolalpan phases (ca. A.D. 200-500). Its inhabitants were potters of low socio-economic status living in small, architecturally simple residential structures. The investigation complements much more numerous studies of higher-status groups residing in Teotihuacan's famous apartment compounds, much larger and architecturally more formal structures clustered primarily within built-up parts of the cit... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Cabrera Cortés, Mercedes Oralia (Author) / Stark, Barbara L. (Advisor) / Cowgill, George L. (Advisor) / Falconer, Steven E. (Committee member) / Spielmann, Katherine A. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Archaeology / Latin American History / Ceramic Production / Mesoamerica / Social Structure / Socio-Economics / Teotihuacan / Urbanism
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 398 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Anthropology 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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