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Origins of the Mesoamerican City: Ritual and Polity at La Venta, Tabasco, Mexico
Mary Pohl, Florida State University

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General collections (Acquisitions/Materials Collection)
Name: General collections
Abstract: Materials recovered during excavations at Quiotepec-Oxtotitlán by Urban Origins project personnel (UO 2014) and by National Institute of Anthropology and History personnel (PEO 2008) formed the core of archaeological materials analyzed in 2015, 2016, and 2017 at UNAM. Material culture recovered include ceramics, lithics, shell, fiber, insect, and historic material culture collections. In addition to material culture, collections include soil samples for micro-botanical analysis, zooarchaeological (including insect remains), paleobotanical materials recovered through flotation, paint pigment and substrate samples from Oxtotitlán art, and carbon for radiometric dating. Radiometric, stylistic, and technological dating situate the collections from the Early Formative through to the contemporary period; however, the bulk of materials are Early through Middle Formative in date correlating with the period of creation of major polychrome figures at Oxtotitlán Cave (eq. C-1 and C-2). Core analysis of these materials has been completed and, except as otherwise noted, collections are currently at a Guerrero Regional Center of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) storage facility where they remain available for future specialized analyses.
Director: Mary D Pohl
Director: Christopher L. von Nagy
Year: 2017