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The making of a home: Assembling houses at Nohcacab, Mexico
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.
2009 (English)In: World archaeology, ISSN 0043-8243, E-ISSN 1470-1375, Vol. 41, no 3, 430-444 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

DeLanda's assemblage theory makes it possible to study assemblages like houses, households, organizations and lineages from a flat ontology where materialities and immaterialities are analyzed with the same basic tools. Houses are assemblages consisting of heterogeneous parts that form a functional and expressive whole that is different from its parts. Humans are parts of house assemblages and generate other assemblages extending beyond the physical territory of the buildings themselves. The buildings in the major household assemblage at the small, but densely settled, site of Nohcacab in Quintana Roo, Mexico, are used to show the workings of the multi-scalar assemblage approach. This household consists of smaller parts (artifacts, construction materials and different buildings) and it was part of greater assemblages (community, a nearby causeway system and trade networks).

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2009. Vol. 41, no 3, 430-444 p.
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Maya, Nohcacab, Architecture, Deleuze, DeLanda, Assemblage
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Archaeology
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Archaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-39548DOI: 10.1080/00438240903112401ISI: 000274289800007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-39548DiVA: diva2:320697
Available from: 2010-05-26 Created: 2010-05-26 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

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