University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Gary M. Feinman

Household Craft Specialization and Shell Ornament Manufacture in Ejutla, Mexico

By: Gary M. Feinman and Linda M. Nicholas

INTRODUCTION It has been more than 60 years since Alfonso Caso (1932) discovered the spectacular Tomb 7 at the hilltop center of Monte Alban in the Valley of Oaxaca (Fig. 2). The excavators of this Postclassic-period tomb (see Table 1) were especially impressed by the quantity of gold and jade objects that accompanied the burials. […]