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CHRONOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS FOR GREATER NICOYA FROM THE SANTA ISABEL PROJECT, NICARAGUA

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 July 2005

Geoffrey G. McCafferty
Affiliation:
Department of Archaeology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada
Larry Steinbrenner
Affiliation:
Department of Archaeology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada

Abstract

The Santa Isabel Project (Nicaragua) is investigating domestic remains from a supposed Postclassic/Ometepe-period regional center on the shore of Lake Nicaragua. However, a suite of twelve C-14 dates from the site suggests that the occupation predates the currently accepted time range for the Ometepe period by several hundred years, calling into question the periodization and associated cultural processes. This paper reports and contextualizes those dates.

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