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Ancestors and Elites : Emergent Complexity and Ritual Practices in the Casas Grandes Polity - Gordon F. M. Rakita

Ancestors and Elites

Emergent Complexity and Ritual Practices in the Casas Grandes Polity

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Published: 16th May 2009
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Ancestors and Elites examines prehispanic ritual behaviors characteristic of the Casas Grandes region of Chihuahua, Mexico. Gordon Rakita analyzes the archaeological data from the site with respect to broader anthropological theories regarding both religious practices and the rise of complex societies. This confluence of empirical fact and general theory allows Rakita to explore in detail the complex, reciprocal relationship between ritual practices and developing social complexity at PaquimZ, one of the best-documented archaeological sites in the region.


Chapter 1
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2
Chapter 2. Emergent Complexity
Chapter 3
Chapter 3. Ritual and Emergent Complexity
Chapter 4
Chapter 4. Ritual Practices at Paquim??
Chapter 5
Chapter 5. Interpretations and Conclusions

ISBN: 9780759113299
ISBN-10: 0759113297
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 16th May 2009
Publisher: University Press of America