Art, death and social order: the mortuary arts of pre-conquest central Panama
This study 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
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Adolescent Position Adult Position agate bone pendants burial cache Cafetal Canaza canine teeth ceramic censers ceramic effigy vessels ceramic pedestal bowl ceramic pedestal plates cluster analysis cluster VIII Comments complete linkage Conte family costume decorated doble family in Panama Features Field Designation field notes figurines Flexed gold or tumbaga grave 74 Ichon Indio Indio Phase individuals interments Level Linares located Lothrop Mason metal meters mortuary arts mortuary furnishings Mortuary objects north Artifacts objects from Sitio oriented percent plates or bowls polychrome ceramic effigy 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 shark teeth shell pendants sherds Sitio Conte skeletal remains skeleton social Square sting ray stone celts sumptuary Table Trench undecorated University Museum's collections Unknown Age Unknown Artifacts unknown number Unknown Position west Elevation