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Memoirs in Latin American Archaeology, No. 22
University of Pittsburgh Center for Comparative Archaeology and Editorial Universidad de Costa Rica, Universidad de Costa Rica (San José)
2011. 98 pp. ISBN: 978-1-877812-90-3

Precolumbian Social Change in San Ramón de Alajuela, Costa Rica

Cambio social precolombino en San Ramón de Alajuela, Costa Rica

by / por Mauricio Murillo Herrera

Interregional relations and impact have long attracted much attention in Mesoamerican and Andean archaeology. The same has not been true of Central America, where the relative impact of interregional relations and more local forces on the processes of social change has remained an open question. In this volume, regional settlement study in San Ramón de Alajuela, Costa Rica, is the point of departure for a comparison of trajectories of social change in several nearby regions. Murillo argues that substantial differences in the nature and pacing of these trajectories indicate that local forces were considerably stronger than any impacts they had on each other. Complete text in English and Spanish.

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