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40 [degrees] South     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Aboriginal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Abstracta Iranica     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Acadiensis : Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region / Acadiensis : revue d'histoire de la region Atlantique     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Accounting History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Acta Amazonica     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acta Historiae Artium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Acta Orientalia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Acta Terrae Septemcastrensis     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Actas y Comunicaciones del Instituto de Historia Antigua y Medieval     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Actes d'Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administory : Journal for the History of Public Administration / Zeitschrift für     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Advances in Software Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Africa Confidential     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Africa Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
African Natural History     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Agora     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Agricultural History Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
AIEMH : Revista de la Asociación Internacional para el Estudio de Manuscritos Hispánicos     Open Access  
Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
albuquerque : revista de história     Open Access  
Almagest     Full-text available via subscription  
American Archivist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 283)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
American Jewish History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
American Nineteenth Century History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
American Periodicals : A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Amérique Latine Histoire et Mémoire     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anais do Museu Paulista : História e Cultura Material     Open Access  
Analecta Bollandiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Anales de Historia Antigua, Medieval y Moderna     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Anales de Historia del Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Anatolica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Ancient History : Resources for Teachers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Ancient Mesoamerica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Anglican Historical Society Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Annales historiques de la Révolution française     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska, sectio F – Historia     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Annuaire de l'Ecole pratique des hautes etudes. Section des sciences historiques et philologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Antiteses     Open Access  
Anuario de Estudios Atlánticos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Historia de la Iglesia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anuario de la Escuela de Historia     Open Access  
Anuario del Centro de Estudios Históricos "Prof. Carlos S. A. Segreti"     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anuario del Departamento de Historia y Teoría del Arte     Open Access  
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
ARAM Periodical     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Araucaria. Revista Iberoamericana de Filosofía, Política y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arbeiderhistorie     Full-text available via subscription  
Archeion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
ArcheoArte. Rivista Elettronica di Archeologia e Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Architectural Heritage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Architectural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences     Partially Free   (Followers: 7)
Archives of Natural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Archivos de historia del movimiento obrero y la izquierda     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Area     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Arenal. Revista de historia de las mujeres     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argumenta Historica     Open Access  
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Art History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 355)
Art History & Criticism     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Arys: Antigüedad, Religiones y Sociedades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asia Pacific Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asia Pacific Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Asian Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Asian Philosophy: An International Journal of the Philosophical Traditions of the East     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asian Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Aspasia     Full-text available via subscription  
Astérion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atrio : Revista de Historia del Arte     Open Access  
Audens : revista estudiantil d'anàlisi interdisciplinària     Open Access  
Aurora Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Austral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Antarctic Magazine     Free   (Followers: 5)
Australian Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Australian Historical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Australian Journal of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Australian Journal of Politics & History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Australian Slavonic and East European Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Austrian History Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
BAETICA : Estudios de Historia Moderna y Contemporánea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bajo Guadalquivir y Mundos Atlánticos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Baltic-Pontic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Baroque     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
BIBLOS - Revista do Departamento de Biblioteconomia e História     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BibNum     Open Access  
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Biuletyn Historii Wychowania     Open Access  
Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch für Antike und Mittelalter     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Body & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Boletim Cearense de Educação e História da Matemática     Open Access  
Boletim do Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 204)
Boom California     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Britain and the World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
British Catholic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
British Journal for Military History     Open Access   (Followers: 43)
British Journal for the History of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal  
British Journal for the History of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
British Journal of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
British Mycological Society Symposia Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bryn Mawr Classical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 58)
BSAA arte     Open Access  
BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin de la Sabix     Open Access  
Bulletin de Philosophie Medievale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin du centre d’études médiévales d’Auxerre     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin d’études Orientales     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Bulletin of Latin American Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Bulletin of Spanish Studies: Hispanic Studies and Researches on Spain, Portugal and Latin America     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
C@hiers du CRHIDI     Open Access  
Cadernos CERU     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cadernos de História     Open Access  
Cadernos de História UFPE     Open Access  
Cahiers d'histoire     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers des études anciennes     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cahiers du Centre de recherches historiques     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’études africaines     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers « Mondes anciens »     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Camden Fifth Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Canadian Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Journal of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Journal of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Canadian Review of American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Central Asian Survey     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Central Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Central European History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Chaucer Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Childhood in the Past : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Chinese Studies in History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Chronica Nova. Revista de Historia Moderna de la Universidad de Granada     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chronique d'Egypte     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Church History : Studies in Christianity and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 84)
Circe de clásicos y modernos     Open Access  
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Cleveland Studies in the History of Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Clío & Asociados : La Historia Enseñada     Open Access  
CLIO : Revista de Pesquisa Histórica     Open Access  
Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire - Articles     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Clio. Women, Gender, History     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cliodynamics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Collections électroniques de l'INHA     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Collingwood and British Idealism Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Colonial Latin American Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Comitatus : A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Commonwealth Essays and Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comparative Legal History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Comptabilités     Open Access  
Concorso. Arti e lettere     Open Access  
Connexe : Questioning Post-Communist Spaces     Open Access  
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Conserveries mémorielles     Open Access  
Contemporaneity : Historical Presence in Visual Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary British History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Contemporary European History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Contemporary French and Francophone Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Convivium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Creativity Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)

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Ancient Mesoamerica
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      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536121000201
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  • LAS VASIJAS SILBADORAS DEL PRECLÁSICO EN OAXACA

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      Authors: Gonzalo Sanchez Santiago
      Pages: 187 - 203
      Abstract: Las vasijas silbadoras conforman un tipo especial de instrumento musical característico de las culturas prehispánicas. La singularidad de estos instrumentos radica en la forma de producir sonido a partir de un impulso hidráulico y a través de un mecanismo que no es visible desde el exterior de la vasija. Estos instrumentos aerófonos aparecen en el registro arqueológico de Mesoamérica hacia el preclásico medio, principalmente en regiones como Oaxaca y el área maya, y desaparecen al momento de la Conquista. En este artículo presento datos arqueomusicológicos de las primeras vasijas silbadoras documentadas en Oaxaca. Discuto su mecanismo de funcionamiento, contexto, y algunas consideraciones en torno a la acústica, la iconografía y sus posibles usos.
      PubDate: 2021-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536120000103
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • THE MACROSIGNIFIED OF FORMATIVE MESOAMERICA: A SEMIOTIC APPROACH TO THE
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      Authors: Artur Seredin
      Pages: 204 - 214
      Abstract: This article applies the theory of archaeological semiotics to the study of the “Olmec” style. A semiotic approach differs from an iconographic study because it provides the possibility for complex analysis of all significant traits of material archeological objects without distinction between stylistic and iconographic traits. In this context, the semiotic analysis of the Olmec style as a sign system shows that its particular signs, which can be defined as stylistic traits because of the lack of specific iconographic meanings, simultaneously participated in the creation and transformation of cultural meanings. This phenomenon reflected the “macrosignified” of Formative Mesoamerican cultures, associated with a structure that linked together various meanings throughout the culture.
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  • THE TEMPLE OF QUETZALCOATL, TEOTIHUACAN: NEW DATA ON THE ORIGINS OF THE
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      Authors: T. Douglas Price; Michael W. Spence, Fred J. Longstaffe
      Pages: 215 - 230
      Abstract: Continuing isotopic investigation of the sacrificial burials and trophies beneath the Feathered Serpent Pyramid (Temple of Quetzalcoatl) in ancient Teotihuacan, Mexico, has produced new results. Isotopic proveniencing using bioapatite strontium and structural carbonate oxygen isotopes in tooth enamel was applied to 39 samples, 24 from the sacrificial victims and 15 from the trophy jaws. Both the strontium and oxygen isotope ratios suggest that most or all of the sacrificial victims came from the central highlands of Mexico, which includes the area of Teotihuacan. In this sense, we find somewhat less multiethnicity represented among the military at Teotihuacan than previously thought. Analysis of carbon isotope ratios in enamel structural carbonate indicated a childhood diet dominated by maize, relatively homogeneous among the victims at the pyramid, and typical for much of pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica.
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  • MEASUREMENT IN CACAXTLA: A MULTICULTURAL AND SYMBOLIC CONVERGENCE

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      Authors: Geneviève Lucet
      Pages: 231 - 248
      Abstract: From the analysis of the mural paintings at Cacaxtla, it was determined that the painters shared a system of measurement with the builders of this site and those of the Puuc area. In the Maya area, the basic unit was divided into subunits that measured its ninth and sixteenth parts but the division system found in Cacaxtla corroborates this information and shows that it derived from working in situ with a string that is folded in half or in thirds in a repetitive manner. Study of the composition of the paintings shows the use of a grid, a resource widely used in Mesoamerica. Furthermore, the use of units of measurement found in Teotihuacan and Nahua culture in combination with the zapal system open the discussion about measurement as a resource for creating meaning. This expression must be contextualized in the multicultural expressions found in the paintings and this period of political reconfiguration, the Epiclassic (a.d. 650–950).The systems used to measure distances, time, liquids, and weights come from concepts and knowledge developed over centuries. Progressively, these systems were incorporated into shared customary systems among specific populations, thus integrating a series of factors specific to the culture of the social group that generated them (Morley and Renfrew 2010; Renfrew and Morley 2010). Different features stand out in this collective social construction, mainly regarding what is measured (sometimes in reference to something physical and sometimes a concept), the type of reference measurements used (for example, with or without relation to the human body), the way of relating what is large with that which is small, and the way in which the measurement is applied to the object.
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  • THE STUCCOED AND PAINTED BENCHES OF XOCHICALCO, MORELOS, MEXICO

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      Authors: Jesper Nielsen; Claudia Alvarado León, Christophe Helmke
      Pages: 249 - 268
      Abstract: The cultural tradition of stuccoed and polychromatic murals in central Mexico dates back to Early Classic Teotihuacan and continued into the subsequent Epiclassic period, with the stunning murals from Cacaxtla as the most famous and well-studied example. In this paper, we present three examples of stuccoed and richly painted benches or thrones from the mayor Epiclassic site of Xochicalco in the Mexican state of Morelos. A careful iconographic and epigraphic analysis of the imagery, as well as the associated hieroglyphic signs from one of the benches, leads us to suggest that these benches played a pivotal role in displaying the religious, mythological, and historical underpinnings of hierarchical power at Xochicalco. Based on comparisons with benches and seats from Classic Maya culture and, in particular, the contemporaneous Terminal Classic city of Chichen Itza, which was deeply involved in interregional relations with central Mexico, we also suggest that the Xochicalco benches may even have served as royal seats or thrones.
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      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536120000012
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  • THE BODY OF HIERARCHY: HAND GESTURES ON CLASSIC MAYA CERAMICS AND THEIR
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      Authors: Anna Bishop; Erica A. Cartmill
      Pages: 269 - 283
      Abstract: Classic Maya (a.d. 250–900) art is filled with expressive figures in a variety of highly stylized poses and postures. These poses are so specific that they appear to be intentionally communicative, yet their meanings remain elusive. A few studies have scratched the surface of this issue, suggesting that a correlation exists between body language and social roles in Maya art. The present study examines whether one type of body language (hand gestures) in Classic Maya art represents and reflects elements of social structure. This analysis uses a coding approach derived from studies of hand gesture in conversation to apply an interactional approach to a static medium, thereby broadening the methods used to analyze gesture in ancient art. Statistics are used to evaluate patterns of gesture use in palace scenes across 289 figures on 94 different vases, with results indicating that the form and angling of gestures are related to social hierarchy. Furthermore, this study considers not just the individual status of each figure, but the interaction between figures. The results not only shed light on how gesture was depicted in Maya art, but also demonstrate how figural representation reflects social structure.
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      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536120000097
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  • REPRESENTACIONES DE OSO NEGRO EN CERÁMICA HUASTECA DEL CLÁSICO EN
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      Authors: Óscar Sánchez-Herrera; Laura Navarro-Noriega, Jorge A. Quiróz Moreno, Lliría Benítez Galván, Pablo I. López Hernández, Andrea Pérez Martínez, Joaquín Arroyo-Cabrales
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      Abstract: Muchos animales se encuentran entretejidos en las visiones cósmicas de diferentes culturas del mundo. En este contexto varias especies han sido idealizadas como referentes que sintetizan atributos apreciados por el hombre como poder, valor, nobleza, así como fuerzas de la naturaleza o de lo desconocido. Con frecuencia son animales grandes los que han capturado la atención humana desde sus orígenes, como lo refleja el arte parietal antiguo. Probablemente esto obedece a que se les consideró importantes para la vida cotidiana y también a su supuesta influencia en mitos de mundos paralelos.En varias culturas alrededor del mundo se ha asignado a los osos un sitio prominente. Se conocen rituales y cultos relacionados con la presencia del oso en distintos grupos humanos en Asia, en pueblos originarios de Norteamérica y culturas de los Andes. Estas manifestaciones ocurren, por lo general, en sociedades que se encuentran asentadas en territorios dentro las principales áreas de distintas especies de osos. Sin embargo, en partes marginales de territorios ocupados por osos, las referencias culturales a ellos son escasas. Por ejemplo, no se había reportado la representación de estos mamíferos en las culturas que se desarrollaron en Mesoamérica.Trabajos arqueológicos recientes en el sitio de Tancama (Querétaro, México), ocupado por un grupo de afinidad Huasteca cuya mayor actividad se dio en el período clásico (entre 500 y 700 d.C.; fechas de C14), han revelado una escultura de barro asociada con restos de uno de los edificios principales, que representa un oso de cuerpo entero (se determinó como un oso negro, Ursus americanus, dado que es la única especie presente en el área). Además de la escultura, se encontraron vasijas y fragmentos cerámicos, excavados en otros edificios, que muestran rasgos diagnósticos de la cabeza de un oso.El presente estudio analiza este primer y singular hallazgo para Mesoamérica, enfatizando su relevancia para la región. Se analizan las relaciones entre la efigie principal de oso como parte de un edificio y las numerosas vasijas con representaciones ursiformes, para explorar el posible significado cultural local de esta especie animal.
      PubDate: 2021-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536120000231
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • LAS JARRAS EFIGIE DEL SUR DE LA CUENCA DE MÉXICO: UN ANÁLISIS SOBRE SU
           CONTENIDO Y SU FUNCIONALIDAD

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      Authors: Rocío Berenice Jiménez-González; Guillermo Acosta-Ochoa, Juan Cervantes-Rosado, Agustín Ortiz-Butrón, Jorge Ezra Cruz-Palma
      Pages: 300 - 315
      Abstract: En las unidades domésticas de las comunidades chinamperas en Xochimilco del posclásico tardío, han sido localizadas un tipo de jarras que tienen como característica principal una aplicación en la parte frontal de la pieza que posiblemente representa una deidad. Con el propósito de entender su función y establecer elementos que permitan identificar estos objetos y su uso en otros contextos, proponemos estudiar estas piezas mediante métodos diferentes a los de los análisis formales tradicionales. Este trabajo expone los resultados de los estudios de residuos químicos impregnados en materiales porosos (spot test) y análisis de gránulos de almidón de 27 muestras obtenidas en 26 ejemplares de jarras efigie procedentes de tres sitios al sur de la cuenca de México. Los resultados indican que fueron enriquecidas con fosfatos, residuos proteicos, carbohidratos, y ácidos grasos, mientras que los almidones recuperados indican una presencia importante de maíz, y en menor medida, de camote, chile, y dioscórea. Basado en lo anterior, en sus contextos de procedencia y en la identificación de las deidades representadas, proponemos que estas jarras contenían bebidas de maíz y que fueron utilizadas en ceremonias domésticas dedicadas a la agricultura—como la fiesta de Huey Tozoztli, entre otras—del calendario mexica.
      PubDate: 2021-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536120000280
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • SMALL-SCALE HOUSEHOLD CERAMIC PRODUCTION: NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS OF
           PLAIN AND DECORATED CERAMICS FROM PRE-AZTEC XALTOCAN, MEXICO

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      Authors: Kristin De Lucia; Matthew T. Boulanger, Michael D. Glascock
      Pages: 316 - 334
      Abstract: This study examines small-scale household ceramic production at the site of Xaltocan, Mexico, to understand the organization of household ceramic production prior to the development of the Aztec Empire. We examine utilitarian vessels and serving wares from an Early Postclassic (a.d. 900–1200) domestic context using neutron activation analysis (NAA). We also examine archaeological evidence for ceramic manufacture. The NAA data reveal that similar raw materials and paste recipes were used for both utilitarian and decorated wares, suggesting that households produced both plain and decorated pottery. We conclude that ceramic production was an intermittent activity that took place alongside other crafts and agriculture. By looking at ceramics within their contexts of use and production, we consider the practices and choices made by individual social units, which is crucial to interpreting broader Early Postclassic economic systems and the ways in which commoners influenced these systems.
      PubDate: 2021-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536120000036
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • TREASURED TRASH: THE SACRED SIGNIFICANCE OF CERAMIC FRAGMENTS IN ELITE
           RITUAL CONTEXTS AT POSTCLASSIC XALTOCAN, MEXICO

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      Authors: Kirby Farah
      Pages: 335 - 349
      Abstract: In this article, I examine the use of ceramic fragments to mark sacred spaces at the Postclassic central Mexican site of Xaltocan. Recent excavations in Xaltocan's central precinct revealed a series of ritual features dating to Xaltocan's Middle Postclassic period (a.d. 1240–1350) that were carefully constructed with ceramic fragments. I argue that this practice might represent an effort on the part of Xaltocan's Postclassic leaders to mark these features as sacred. Although Xaltocan was ruled by Otomi peoples during this time, the careful incorporation of ceramic fragments into ritual spaces might be related to the Nahua concept of tlazolli and possibly reflects the increasing influence of Nahua ideologies across the Basin of Mexico. Despite its generally negative connotations, tlazolli was a powerful substance that central Mexicans could manipulate to energize ritual spaces. By carefully reordering ceramic fragments in and around ritual features, Xaltocan's leaders might have imbued these spaces with sacred energy. While the concept of tlazolli might have been quite widespread during this time, the specific practices discussed in this article appear to have been isolated to Xaltocan's Middle Postclassic leaders. Perhaps the specific practices observed were an invention of Xaltocan's Middle Postclassic leaders that never spread.
      PubDate: 2021-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536120000024
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 2 (2021)
       
  • AZTEC-PERIOD POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION OF WESTERN MORELOS,
           MEXICO

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      Authors: Roger D. Mason; David D. Earle
      Pages: 350 - 369
      Abstract: The Tlahuica, a Nahua ethnic group, arrived in what is now western Morelos and conquered several preexisting towns circa a.d. 1100. Members of Tlahuica elite lineages took control of irrigable land and founded altepeme (small city-states). As population increased, segmentation occurred until there were 32 altepeme. The elite's control of the irrigable land was the basis for collecting tribute consisting of cotton cloth. The 32 altepeme in western Morelos became part of three señoríos (regional centers) comprised of multiple altepeme by a.d. 1400: Cuauhnahuac, Tlaquiltenango, and Xiutepec. Coatlan, located in the southwestern part of western Morelos, remained an independent polity separate from the three señoríos. The 32 altepeme were conquered by the Triple Alliance in the 1430s and 1450s, putting a halt to further conquests by these señoríos and leaving Coatlan as an independent buffer state between the Tlahuica señoríos and Chontal polities to the southwest. The Triple Alliance did not displace the local population in western Morelos or send colonists from the Basin of Mexico, as they did in non-Nahua provinces of the empire.
      PubDate: 2021-06-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0956536119000269
      Issue No: Vol. 32, No. 2 (2021)
       
 
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