POWER MATERIALIZED: THE DART-THROWER AS A PAN-MESOAMERICAN STATUS MARKER

@article{Slater2011POWERMT,
  title={POWER MATERIALIZED: THE DART-THROWER AS A PAN-MESOAMERICAN STATUS MARKER},
  author={Donald A. Slater},
  journal={Ancient Mesoamerica},
  year={2011},
  volume={22},
  pages={371 - 388}
}
  • D. Slater
  • Published 1 September 2011
  • Sociology
  • Ancient Mesoamerica
Abstract Throughout the deep history of Mesoamerica, the dart-thrower (a.k.a. atlatl) played a vital utilitarian and symbolic role. Although it was a highly effective tool exploited for practical purposes such as hunting and warfare, ample evidence exists which reveals its association with themes of authority, power, and prestige. The survival of ornamented dart-throwers, as well as the context in which the implement appears in Mesoamerican material culture and forms of graphic communication… 

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