Cobble circles and standing stones : archaeology at the Rivas Site, Costa Rica /

In this first-person tale of archaeological adventure in the tropical forest, Jeffrey Quilter tells the story of his excavation of Rivas, a great ceremonial center at the foot of the Talamanca Mountain range, which flourished between A.D. 900 and 1300, and its fabled gold-filled cemetery, the Panteó...

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Main Author: Quilter, Jeffrey, 1949-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2004.
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:In this first-person tale of archaeological adventure in the tropical forest, Jeffrey Quilter tells the story of his excavation of Rivas, a great ceremonial center at the foot of the Talamanca Mountain range, which flourished between A.D. 900 and 1300, and its fabled gold-filled cemetery, the Panteón de La Reina. Beginning with the 1992 field season and ending with the last excavations in 1998, Quilter discusses Rivas' builders and users, theories on chiefdom societies, and the daily interactions and surprises of modern archaeological fieldwork.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xii, 218 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-214) and index.
ISBN:1587294842
9781587294846
0877458766
9780877458760