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Gold and power in ancient Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia : a symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, 9 and 10 October 1999

Author: Jeffrey Quilter; John W Hoopes; Dumbarton Oaks,
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections, [2003] ©2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Quilter; John W Hoopes; Dumbarton Oaks,
ISBN: 0884022943 9780884022947
OCLC Number: 54110115
Description: vi, 429 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction : the golden bridge of the Darién / Jeffrey Quilter --
"Catching the light" : technologies of power and enchantment in Pre-Columbian goldworking / Nicholas J. Saunders --
Goldwork and Chibchan identity : endogenous change and diffuse unity in the Isthmo-Colombian area / John W. Hoopes and Oscar M. Fonseca Z. --
Who crafted, exchanged, and displayed gold in Pre-Colombian Panama? / Richard Cooke [and others] --
From jade to gold in Costa Rica : how, why, and when / Michael J. Snarskis --
Metallurgy, balls, and stone statuary in the Diquís Delta, Costa Rica : local production of power symbols / Patricia Fernández and Ifigenia Quintanilla --
The political economy of Pre-Colombian gold works : four examples from northern South America / Carl Henrik Langebaek --
Creation imagery in the goldwork of Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia / Mark Miller Graham --
Gold, stone, and ideology : symbols of power in the Tairona tradition of northern Colombia / Warwick Bray --
The seed of life : the symbolic power of gold-copper alloys and metallurgical transformations / Ana María Falchetti --
Gold in the everyday lives of indigenous peoples of sixteenth-century southern Central America / Eugenia Ibarra.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Quilter and John W. Hoopes, editors.

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