La distribución de la jadeíta en Centroamérica y su significado social

In this article we discuss the distribution of jade artifacts in ancient Central America, and the implications it has in understanding processes of sociopolitical interaction. The significant development of jade lapidary in Mesoamerican and in Costa Rica, offers an striking contrast with its almost...

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Autores Principales: Salgado González, Silvia, Guerrero Miranda, Juan Vicente
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: 2015
Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/antropologia/article/view/10761
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/13227
Sumario: In this article we discuss the distribution of jade artifacts in ancient Central America, and the implications it has in understanding processes of sociopolitical interaction. The significant development of jade lapidary in Mesoamerican and in Costa Rica, offers an striking contrast with its almost total absence in Nicaragua. This pattern of distribution is interpreted as the product of social and political boundaries that existed between the pre- Columbian societies of northern Costa Rica and neighboring regions of Nicaragua from 500 B.C. to 700 A.D. On the other hand, during that time period the interaction among Chibchan and Maya societies was systemic, contrary to has been frequently argued. It is very likely that the exchange of raw material and artifacts occurred by sea routes.