Vol. 46 (2020), pp. 118–124 • 1.09 MB • español
War and the Uacusecha Lords in Michoacan: Their Symbols of Power

José Luis Punzo Díaz, Jasinto Robles Camacho, Giovanni Sosa Ceballos

Arqueol. Iberoam.

This paper presents the archaeometric results of a collection of objects recognized as symbols of power within the Late Postclassic Tarascan society in Michoacan, Mexico (~1350-1522 AD): earplugs, lip plugs, bows, arrows, circular metal sheets, and weapons such as axes. We then use these results to analyze the role and symbolism of these objects within the worldview of that society and to explore the role of the Uacusecha lords in war and in cohesion of the empire.

West Mexico archaeology; power; Tarascan archaeology; archaeometry; metallurgy.

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Punzo Díaz, J. L., J. Robles Camacho, G. Sosa Ceballos. 2020.
La guerra y los señores uacúsecha en Michoacán: sus símbolos de poder.
Arqueología Iberoamericana 46: 118-124.

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Publication date: November 12, 2020.

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