Ancestors and Elites (Book published April 16, 2009)


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Author  Gordon F. M. Rakita University of North Florida
Publisher  AltaMira Press
Publication Date   April 16, 2009
ISBN  0759111286
Pages  220

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Ancestors and Elites examines prehispanic ritual behaviors characteristic of the Casas Grandes region of Chihuahua, Mexico. Gordon Rakita analyzes the archaeological data from the site with respect to broader anthropological theories regarding both religious practices and the rise of complex societies. This confluence of empirical fact and general theory allows Rakita to explore in detail the complex, reciprocal relationship between ritual practices and developing social complexity at Paquimé, one of the best-documented archaeological sites in the region.

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