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 2019/04/14
発表テーマ Early Urbanism and Intermediate-Scale Social Interaction in Formative Central Mexico: Ritual Practice and Socio-Spatial Organization at Tlalancaleca, 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 Albuquerque
発表者・共同発表者 Murakami, Tastuya, Diego Matadamas Gomora, Shigeru Kabata, and Julieta López Juárez
概要 Tlalancaleca was one of the largest settlements before the rise of Teotihuacan in Central Mexico. Our on-going research indicates large-scale urban transformations in the transition from the Middle to Late Formative period. Tlalancaleca duringthe later Formative is characterized by a multi-centric spatial organization consisting of multiple monumental architectural complexes of different scales. This spatial configuration was not shared by contemporaneous Formative urban centers in Central Mexico,where a principal pyramid-plaza complex constituted the civic-ceremonial core. Our excavations at intermediate-scale complexes at Tlalancaleca have revealed possible feasting assemblages that show some similarities and differences in ritual practices betweendifferent complexes. In this paper, we will discuss the implications of varying ritual practices at intermediate-scale architectural complexes for understanding the nature of social integration and differentiation at Tlalancaleca during the Terminal Formative(ca. 100 BC-AD 250). We will contextualize Tlalancaleca’s urban transformations in the broader sociopolitical processes in Central Mexico and discuss the significance of intermediate-scale social interaction for urban development.