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By Julia A. Hendon, Rosemary A. Joyce, Jeanne Lopiparo

Focusing on marriage figurines—double human collectible figurines that characterize kinfolk shaped via social alliances—Hendon, Joyce, and Lopiparo study the fabric family created in Honduras among advert 500 and a thousand, a time period while a community of social homes associated settlements of various sizes within the zone. The authors learn those small, probably insignificant artifacts utilizing the speculation of materiality to appreciate broader social processes.

They study the creation, use, and disposal of marriage collectible figurines from six sites—Campo Dos, Cerro Palenque, Copán, Currusté, Tenampua, and Travesia—and discover their position in rituals and ceremonies, in addition to within the forming of social bonds and the occasion of relationships between groups. They locate facts of ancient traditions reproduced over generations via fabric media in social family between members, households, and groups, in addition to social modifications inside of this community of attached but self reliant settlements.

Material Relations presents a brand new and dynamic figuring out of ways social homes functioned through networks of creation and reciprocal alternate of fabric items and should be of curiosity to Mesoamerican archaeologists, anthropologists, and artwork historians.

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