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Title The archaeology of Greater Nicoya : two decades of research in Nicaragua and Costa Rica / edited by Larry Steinbrenner, Alexander Geurds, Geoffrey G. McCafferty, and Silvia Salgado
Published Louisville, Colorado : University Press of Colorado, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (xii, 552 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
Contents Introduction / Larry Steinbrenner -- Redefining greater Nicoya. Contact-era Pacific Nicaragua : indigenous groups & their origins / Larry Steinbrenner -- Indigenous peoples of Pacific Nicaragua and Nicoya in the sixteenth century : a historical approach / Eugenia Ibarra Rojas -- A critical reevaluation of Pacific Nicaragua's late period chronology / Larry Steinbrenner and Geoffrey G. McCafferty -- Projects and surveys. The Managua metropolitan project : a retrospective / Frederick W. Lange -- Twenty years of Nicaraguan archaeology : results of the University of Calgary projects / Geoffrey G. McCafferty -- The development of social complexity in the Rivas Region, Pacific Nicaragua / Karen Niemel Garrard -- Social practices at La Cascabel, a village on Culebra Bay, AD 800-1550 / Ana Cristina Aguilar Vega -- Ceramics and stone : material culture in Pacific Nicaragua. Polychrome potting traditions of Pacific Nicaragua, AD 800-1300 / Larry Steinbrenner -- Ceramic economy and communities of practice in Granada and Rivas, AD 1-1300 / Carrie L. Dennett -- Exploring technological modifications : variation of non-vessel "objects" from El Rayo, Nicaragua / Sacha Wilke -- A century in stone : one hundred years of lithic analyses in Nicaragua / Adam K. Benfer -- The development of Nicaraguan rock art research / Suzanne M. Baker -- Mortuary practices in greater Nicoya. Raising the dead : mortuary patterns in Pacific Nicaragua / Geoffrey G. McCafferty, Andrea L. Waters-Rist, Sharisse McCafferty, Celise Fricker, and Jessica Manion -- Osteoarchaeological markers of health and identity at the site of El Rayo, Nicaragua, AD 550-1200 / Andrea L. Waters-Rist and Geoffrey G. McCafferty -- Human bone artifacts : ancestor cults and human sacrifice in a community of Mesoamerican origin in Culebra Bay, Costa Rica / Anayensy Herrera Villalobos and Felipe Solís Del Vecchio -- Conclusion. Greater Nicoya through the looking-glass : merging culture history with social theory / Alexander Geurds
Summary "Provides an overview of this archaeological subarea encompassing Pacific Nicaragua and northwestern Costa Rica. Colonized by diverse peoples of Mesoamerican origin centuries before the arrival of Europeans, Greater Nicoya remains controversial in the twenty-first century as scholars struggle to achieve consensus on questions of geography, chronology, and cultural identity" -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (JSTOR, viewed December 4, 2023)
Subject Indians of Central America -- Nicaragua -- History
Indians of Central America -- Nicaragua -- Antiquities
Indians of Central America -- Costa Rica -- Nicoya Peninsula -- History
Indians of Central America -- Costa Rica -- Nicoya Peninsula -- Antiquities
Indians of Central America
Indians of Central America -- Antiquities
Indis de l'Amèrica Central.
Restes arqueològiques.
Costa Rica -- Nicoya Peninsula
Gran Nicoia (Regió històrica)
Genre/Form History
Llibres electrònics.
Form Electronic book
Author Steinbrenner, Larry, editor.
Geurds, Alexander, 1974- editor.
McCafferty, Geoffrey G., editor.
Salgado González, Silvia, editor.
LC no. 2021015347
ISBN 9781646421510