ANTH 160

ANTH 160

Prompt: An archaeological project has been working in the Santa Maria Valley in Mexico over the past few years. One of the prime objectives of the project is to
document the emergence of pre-Columbian complex societies in the area. The project included the excavation of two sites: A Formative period site dating to around 600
B.C., and a Classic period site dating to around A.D. 700. Major portions of both sites were excavated, and now the project needs someone to analyze the data. Included
here are maps of parts of both sites, the areas excavated, and a summary of the remains encountered.

Your job is to describe and contrast the levels of social, economic, and political complexity found in the sites. You should be looking for evidence of stratification
in the societies, trade and redistribution of materials, differential access to strategic resources, craft specialization, military organization and control of power,
administrative and bureaucratic complexity, development of religion, hereditary status and other important characteristics of the societies. You may select
particularly important aspects of the data, but be concise and try to recover as much information as you can. You may use the data to evaluate different hypotheses
about the origin of complex societies. Your report should be no more than1200 words long and should submitted to the assignment folder of D2L on April 10th by
midnight.

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