Ancient Mesoamerica


The Study of Activities in Classic Households: Two Case Studies from Coba and Teotihuacan

Linda Manzanillaa1 and Luis Barbaa1

a1 Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas, UNAM, Ciudad Universitaria, México, D.F. 04510


Mesoamerican household sites were often deserted gradually, leaving very little de facto refuse for analysis. Starting with archaeological and paleobiological distribution patterns, this study adds a new dimension to the spatial study of two Classic households by plotting chemical concentrations in probable activity areas.