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Author Barge, Meghan Sarah, author.
Title Vertebrate consumption and feasting at La Blanca, Guatemala / by Meghan Sarah Barge.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  GN33 .Z95 2012 B37eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (vii, 67 pages)
Content Type text
Format online resource
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Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-67).
Summary Feasting is a cross-cultural phenomenon. Feasting behaviors affect multiple facets of life including resource intensification, socio-political relations, and mechanisms of social and labor organization. In small-scale societies, in which the household represents the main source of economic production, the domestic economy is particularly affected by feasting behaviors. Feasting can be recognized archaeologically through an analysis of archeological evidence, such as ceramic vessels and faunal remains. At La Blanca, Guatemala, the patterns of feasting behavior are not yet well understood. Through an analysis of the faunal assemblage from an elite residence, coupled with the faunal components of neighboring households, patterning reflecting the feasting behaviors may begin to emerge. The faunal remains from La Blanca can provide insight into the feasting behavior at the site, as well as the feasting behaviors of the Mesoamerican Pacific Coast Formative Period.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on May 29, 2012).
Subject Food habits -- Guatemala -- Blanca Site -- History.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Anthropology.
OCLC number 849916577