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  • Geoffrey G. McCafferty (a1) and Larry Steinbrenner (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 January 2005

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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Ancient Mesoamerica
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