Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Department of Sociology and Anthropology: Archaeology
The artifact assemblage of indigenous, imported, and contraband material goods at use in the Izalcos region of western El Salvador's early colonial period were analyzed to determine material agency. The archaeological remains of a specific hacienda and its residents' daily consumption were analyzed spatially and typologically. The resulting data concluded in the interpretation of Hacienda Pancota residents' adapting their lives with remarkable versatility during Spanish occupation. Specialization of place becomes more heavily emphasized with the incorporation of European goods, an important factor defining agency at Hacienda Pancota.
Gillenwater, Collin Roderick, "Agency at Hacienda Pancota: Early Colonial Daily Consumption of a Contested Age and Material Culture" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 145.