Date of Award

Spring 1-1-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Anthropology

First Advisor

Arthur A. Joyce

Second Advisor

Gerardo Gutierrez

Third Advisor

Payson Sheets

Abstract

This thesis presents the results of an examination of the Late Classic Yuta Tiyoo phase (500-800 CE) occupation of the Río Viejo Mound 1 or acropolis. Mound 1 is located at the center of the Río Viejo site, the Late Classic polity seat in the lower Río Verde region of Oaxaca, Mexico. The study of architecture as well as the archaeological material dating to the Late Classic period (i.e., ceramics, lithics, osteological remains, carved stone monuments) allows for inferences concerning activities which took place on the region's largest monumental building.

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