カバタ シゲル   Shigeru KABATA
  嘉幡 茂
   所属   京都外国語大学  国際言語平和研究所
   職種   嘱託研究員
発表年月日 2015/04/18
発表テーマ Early Urbanism in Central Mexico: Preliminary Results of the Tlalancaleca Archaeological Project, Puebla
会議名 Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology
主催者 Society for American Archaeology
学会区分 国際学会
発表形式 口頭(一般)
単独共同区分 共同
開催地名 San Francisco
発表者・共同発表者 Murakami, Tatsuya, Shigeru Kabata, Julieta M. López J., and José Juan Chávez V.
概要 Tlalancaleca was one of the largest settlements before the rise of Teotihuacan in Central Mexico and likely provided cultural and historical settings for the creation of Central Mexican urban traditions during later periods. Yet its urbanization process as well as socio-spatial organization remain poorly understood. This paper presents preliminary results of mapping, ground survey, surface collection, manual auger probe, and test excavations, which were carried out over the three seasons of fieldwork since 2012. It discusses the timing and extent of urban development along with the presence of discrete urban zones and their spatial relationships. The site is characterized by a complex natural landscape, consisting of a large plateau and its surrounding areas. Current evidence suggests that there was an extensive occupation both on the plateau and in the surrounding areas during the Middle Formative, whereas population was concentrated on the plateau during the Late to Terminal Formative.