Hacienda Plains Case Study

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Hacienda Plains Archaeological Problem
Kaitlyn Barton, Jessica Elmore, Kayla Seifert The Hacienda Plain is located on the Pacific coast of Central America. Its climate is tropical with an annual rainfall of about 90 inches, the vegetation being dense jungle. Nanosec Indians are the inhabitants of the plain and live mostly in small, scattered farming communities. The Zatopec Indians live in the Zatopec Highlands to the east of the plain. The highlands rise steeply to 3,000 feet, have an annual rainfall of 35 inches and are mostly open grassland. There are modern cities that can be found in the highlands. The Zatopecs that inhabit these cities have been integrated into the industrial economy.
At one time, thousands of years ago, the
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They were related to neither the Zatopec nor the Nanosec peoples; the names recorded in the Zatopec inscriptions bared no similarity to either of the other two languages, indicating that they did not originate from the same ancestor language as the other two. It is wholly possible that the Totalrec people moved into the Hacienda Plain from the north no later than 870 AD. According to the Zatopec inscriptions, the Totalrec were a people who engaged in raiding parties, invading the Zatopec highlands, stealing precious materials and artifacts, and disappearing back into the area “between the mountains and the great sea where the sun sets”. The Totalrec coexisted with the Nanosec people and engaged in limited trade with them from roughly 960 AD to 1440 AD; items given to the Nanosec included the elaborate black ware known as Nova Embossed pottery and jaguar figurines, an animal that was a subject of Totalrec …show more content…
The Totalrecs were superior builders to the Nanosec, as evidenced by the carefully cut stonework. It is likely that they were able to achieve this due to the fact that they were a more “advanced” civilization technologically on par with the Zatopec. The Totalrec had both their stolen goods (which must have included iron tools, as it would most likely be near impossible to create their elaborate pyramids otherwise) and a social organization structured enough to include rulers or kings, as evidenced by the names recorded in the Zatopec

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