Vol. 45 (2020), pp. 64–92 • 12.4 MB • español
The Temporality of the Funerary Spaces of the Colima Valley through the Determination of the Absolute Geomagnetic Archaeointensity of its Archaeological Pottery

María Ángeles Olay Barrientos, Rubén Cejudo, Avto Goguitchaichvili,
Juan Morales, Ana María Soler

Arqueol. Iberoam.

The relevance of pre-Hispanic archaeological pottery in Mesoamerica is crucial because it allows the first interpretations of both spatial and temporal contexts. For a long time, its attributes, characteristics, and stratigraphic context permitted the establishment of relative cultural sequences. The absolute dates, retrieved through physical processes, may allow validate, refine, or even rectify previous chronologies. This research is focused on the determination of absolute geomagnetic archaeointensity on different ceramic types that have served as diagnostic markers of the cultural sequence of the Eje Armería (Colima, Mexico). Special attention was paid to the burial spaces of the so-called “shaft tombs” tradition, dating to the Late Preclassic and the Early Classic (Ortices and Comala phases).

Chronology; cultural sequence; Colima Valley; shaft tombs; archaeointensity; geomagnetic models.

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Olay Barrientos, M. A., R. Cejudo, A. Goguitchaichvili, J. Morales, A. M. Soler. 2020.
La temporalidad de los espacios funerarios del valle de Colima a través de la determinación de la arqueointensidad absoluta geomagnética de su cerámica arqueológica.
Arqueología Iberoamericana 45: 64-92.

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Publication date: June 22, 2020.

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