Art, Death and Social Order: The Mortuary Arts of Pre-conquest Central Panama
This study of the mortuary arts of pre-conquest Central Panama is based on material from sites in the Tonosi valley and at Sitio Conte in the Cocle Province. Individuals are ranked in social order according to the objects in their graves, and contrasted, in analysis with the ranking structure of the US army. Gazetteer of grave finds, tabular presentation of data.
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THE MORTUARY SITES OF THE TONOSI VALLEY
THE MORTUARY SITE OF SITIO CONTÉ COCLE PROVINCE
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4c X 4c Adolescent Position Adult Position Cache Cafetal Canaza canine teeth celts ceramic effigy vessel ceramic pedestal bowl ceramic pedestal plates chiefdoms cluster analysis cluster II cluster VIII Comments complete linkage Conte family decorated doble family in Panama Features Field Designation field notes figurines Flexed gold or tumbaga grave 74 groups Ichon Indio Phase individuals interments Level Linares located Lothrop Mason metal meters mortuary arts mortuary furnishings Mortuary objects objects from Sitio oriented percent Phase II burials Phase III graves plates or bowls polychrome ceramic jars polychrome ceramic pedestal polychrome ceramic plates projectile points Provenience rank red ceramic bowl red ceramic carafes red ceramic jars red ceramic plate sherds Sitio Conte skeletal remains skeleton south Artifacts Square status stone celts stone pendants sumptuary Table Trench U.S. Army undecorated University Museum's collections Unknown Age Unknown Artifacts unknown number Unknown Position west Elevation X X X