The Late Postclassic Eastern Frontier of Mesoamerica: Cultural Innovation Along the Periphery [and Comments and Replies]

@article{Fox1981TheLP,
  title={The Late Postclassic Eastern Frontier of Mesoamerica: Cultural Innovation Along the Periphery [and Comments and Replies]},
  author={J. Fox and M. Arnauld and Wendy Ashmore and M. Becker and G. Brotherston and L. Campbell and W. J. Folan and John S. Henderson and N. Kennedy and R. J. Sharer and P. Sheets and John Weeks},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={1981},
  volume={22},
  pages={321 - 346}
}
  • J. Fox, M. Arnauld, +9 authors John Weeks
  • Published 1981
  • History, Sociology
  • Current Anthropology
  • A far-reaching frontier culture area emerged along the eastern periphery of southern Mesoamerica during the Late Postclassic. Here linguistically diverse peoples (e.g., Rabinal, Pokom, Akahal, Xinca) shared a pattern in material culture. With the frontier commencing along the borders of the Quinche and Cakchiquel conquest states, it is theorized that a principal variable in the development of the frontier cultural pattern was militaristic expansionism. Ethnohistory chronicles that the Quiche… CONTINUE READING
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