Abstract

This paper discusses the cultural identity of the inhabitants of Cerro Magoni, an Epiclassic hilltop habitation site located in the Mezquital Valley of Mexico. The site was inhabited during a tumultuous time in Central Mexico. Scholars have suggested that new groups immigrated to the Mezquital Valley during this period. It is hypothesized that members of these groups established the habitation area of Cerro Magoni. The goal of this study is to investigate the cultural identity of the inhabitants of Cerro Magoni through the use of comparative samples. Two cultural areas, Teotihuacan and Northwestern Mexico, are considered as comparative contexts for this project. Primarily, architectural styles, ceramic traditions, and mortuary customs are evaluated.

Advisor

Navarro-Farr, Olivia

Second Advisor

Kardulias, P. Nicholas

Department

Archaeology; Sociology and Anthropology

Disciplines

Archaeological Anthropology | Biological and Physical Anthropology

Publication Date

2014

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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