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Ancestors and elites : emergent complexity and ritual practices in the Casas Grandes polity

Author: Gordon F M Rakita
Publisher: Lanham : Altamira Press, ©2009.
Series: Archaeology of religion, v. 6.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ancestors and Elites examines the relationship between emergent social complexity and changing ritual practices at the prehispanic site of PaquimZ, Chihuahua, Mexico.
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Rakita, Gordon F.M., 1971-
Ancestors and elites.
Lanham : Altamira Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008044354
(OCoLC)262787468
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon F M Rakita
ISBN: 9780759113299 0759113297
OCLC Number: 431325571
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 207 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
Emergent complexity --
Ritual and emergent complexity --
Ritual practices at Paquimé --
Interpretations and conclusions.
Series Title: Archaeology of religion, v. 6.
Responsibility: Gordon F.M. Rakita.

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