3657 - Mortuary Practices at the Cerro de Trincheras, AD 1300 to 1450, Sonora, México

Cremation and inhumation practices at Cerro de Trincheras, Sonora, México, provide an ideal opportunity to examine intersecting identities manifested in different attitudes and treatments of the remains. A total of 163 cremations and 13 inhumations were recovered at Cerro de Trincheras. This paper explores diversity of mortuary treatments and relationships to biological profiles of the individuals. The differences in individual burial treatment show that manipulation of the body was used as a means of expressing differences in group identity between different sectors of the society.

Keywords: Cremations, inhumation, intersecting identities, Sonora, Northwest México

Author: Cerezo-Román, Jessica (School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Ud States of Am / USA)
Co-Author: Cerezo-Roman, Jessica I. (University of Arizona, USA) Watson, James T. (Arizona State Museum, USA) Villalpando, Elisa (INAH, México) Cruz, Carlos (Universidade do Minho, Portugal) Nava, Silvia (Red Mexicana de Arqueología / ENAH, México)


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