AGUA CALIENTE, ESPACIALIDAD Y ARQUITECTURA EN UNA COMUNIDAD NUCLEADA ANTIGUA DE COSTA RICA

This article explores the architectural specificities of Agua Caliente de Cartago (C-35AC), an archaeological site located in the Costa Rica’s central area. This community, circa 600 A.D., was an ideological-political center with a spatial distribution that permitted diverse activities to take...

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Autor Principal: Peytrequín Gómez, Jeffrey
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: 2015
Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/antropologia/article/view/6872
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/13248
Sumario: This article explores the architectural specificities of Agua Caliente de Cartago (C-35AC), an archaeological site located in the Costa Rica’s central area. This community, circa 600 A.D., was an ideological-political center with a spatial distribution that permitted diverse activities to take place. These practices reflect rank social relations at a chiefdom level. Several dwelling structures were at Agua Caliente, as were stone wall dams, paved streets and huge cemeteries. These constructions shared particular characteristics. The material culture suggests that this site was a significant space in the regional culture.