CONTESTED PLACES AND PLACES OF CONTEST: 1HE EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL POWER AND CEREMONIAL SPACE IN PREHISTORIC PUERTO RICO

@article{Siegel1999CONTESTEDPA,
  title={CONTESTED PLACES AND PLACES OF CONTEST: 1HE EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL POWER AND CEREMONIAL SPACE IN PREHISTORIC PUERTO RICO},
  author={Peter E Siegel},
  journal={Latin American Antiquity},
  year={1999},
  volume={10},
  pages={209-238}
}
  • Peter E Siegel
  • Published 1 September 1999
  • History
  • Latin American Antiquity
The evolution of social power during the ceramic age of Puerto Rico is investigated. Archaeological site plans, ethnohistoric and ethnographic accounts, and size/spatial distributions of ball courts and ceremonial plazas are investigated as they relate to political organization and leadership roles in prehistoric Puerto Rico. One of the strands linking 14 centuries of ceramicage culture in Puerto Rico is the emphasis on ceremonial space as an overtly integrative arena for the group. As the… 
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