35 Publications


Tlalloc-Tlallocan: el altepetl arquetípico

More than a century ago, Georges Raynaud wrote with great clear-sightedness in a brief paper dedicated to Tlalloc “Of all the gods related to Cipactli, only one is linked as him by the earth and the water, the god that...

José Contel
Nov 2016

El señorío matlatzinca, una manera de abordar el altepetl

This article analyzes the transformations of the Matlatzinca seigneury between the 15th and 16th centuries. Between the period when the Calixtlahuaca seigneury was known as Pintanbati (before the Aztec conquest in 1474) until the foundation of the Toluca villa (in the 1530s), the Matlatzinco...

Nadine Béligand
Nov 2016

Tecnología cerámica y transiciones de tiempo y espacio: el caso de Malqui (Ecuador septentrional)

Located in an ecological and cultural border, the area of the village of Malqui (western foothills of northern Ecuador), was recently disclosed to science, through the discovery of its impressive structures related to at least the three last periods of...

Catherine Lara
Nov 2016

Why potters have not borrowed the kiln? Comparing narratives of Indian and Ecuadorian potters

In a recent study (Roux et al. forthcoming), it has been possible to demonstrate that in a context where different techniques are used for different types of objects by actors living in close geographical proximity, there is a cognitive bias which...

Valentine Roux, Catherine Lara
Nov 2016

Altepetl: el lugar del poder

In the center of Mexico, on the eve of the Spanish conquest, the human settlements formed around a sovereign received the nahuatl name of atl tepetl (“water/mountain”). The article shows that this pair or difrasismo expresses a concept and supports...

Danièle Dehouve
Nov 2016

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