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Crafting social identity in the middle formative period

Title: Crafting social identity in the middle formative period: A study of prestige artifacts from San Andres, La Venta, Tabasco, Mexico.
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Name(s): Perrett, Allison S., author
Pohl, Mary, professor directing thesis
Marrinan, Rochelle A., committee member
Parkinson, William A., committee member
Uzendoski, Michael, 1968-, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Arts and Sciences, degree granting college
Department of Anthropology, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (xx, 267 leaves : illustrations, maps)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This thesis explores the social significance of prestige artifacts from the site of San Andrés, which was part of the Barí riverine network that supported La Venta, a paramount Middle Formative Gulf Coast center located in present-day Tabasco, Mexico. In Formative period Mesoamerica, high-status goods were significant components of cultural practice and a source of social, political, and ideological power. Centralized control over systems of elite good acquisition, production, distribution, and consumption provided the means to structure relationships, compete for prestige, and define ideological conceptions of social order. This study investigates the role of these socially significant items in the context of subsidiary community and within the framework of a primary-secondary site relationship.
Identifier: FSU_HN120Z9S652003 (IID)
Submitted Note: Submitted to the Department of Anthropology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Summer 2003.
Date of Defense: July 8, 2003.
Keywords: prestige, artifacts, San Andres, La Venta, status, gifting, ritual
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Mary E.D. Pohl, Professor Directing Thesis; Rochelle A. Marriman, Committee Member; William Parkinson, Committee Member; Michael A. Uzendoski, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Mexico -- Antiquities
Mexico -- Social conditions
La Venta (Mexico)
Group identity
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_HN120Z9S652003
Owner Institution: FSU

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Perrett, A. S. (2003). Crafting social identity in the middle formative period: A study of prestige artifacts from San Andres, La Venta, Tabasco, Mexico. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_HN120Z9S652003