Cuadernos de Antopología 17(1)

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    Arqueogeofísica del sitio Jesús María (A-321 JM), San Mateo de Alajuela, Costa Rica
    (2013-01-30 00:00:00) Maloof, George O.; Arias Salguero, Mario Enrique
    The Jesús María site was surveyed using the electrical resistivity technique, resulting in the location of anomalies corresponding to probable stone foundations. Moreover, five anomalies were postulated as the remains of fire pits or areas for the cooking of food. Geophysical methods can play an important role in archaeological research projects in the preliminary survey and the planning of excavation units.
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    Elementos para soñar la Universidad
    (2013-01-30 00:00:00) Quesada Sancho, Rolando
    Discussions that everyday are generated through the different academic spaces, refer to the actual condition of the senior education. So, the reflections and discussions that can be made about the actual and future condition of senior education, and particularly from Universidad de Costa Rica, are abundant. Here are shared many of the ideas that emerge from the university’s reality. It is more than an exposition, is to problematize an everyday situation. In other words, it is about dreaming with possibilities.
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    La deconstrucción del “deber ser” patriarcal
    (2013-01-30 00:00:00) Mandel Katz, Claudia
    The main role of women in art history was always to be represented, appearing as "object" of sight androcentric, and rarely as a "subject" producer of representations. Strategies such as fotoperformance and video performance, placed the female body in a position ergonal, transforming it into a space endurance text that centralizes its own subjectivity and deconstructs codes aesthetic and cultural patriarchal dominant. 
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    Hallazgo de un acueducto precolombino en la cuenca media del río Pacuare, Costa Rica
    (2013-01-30 00:00:00) Hernández Alpízar, Ana Cristina
    The activities necessary for the completion of the Environmental Impact Assessment for the Pacuare Hydroelectric Project revealed, through intensive archaeological surveys, extremely important Pre-Columbian evidence at the national level the find of the second settlement known in the country with hydraulic structures. The article is an adaptation from a segment in the archaeological section of the PH Pacuare (Hernández, A.C. and E., Ovares, 2005): Memoria Proyecto de Desarrollo Hidroeléctrico Pacuare, ICE, 2005.
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    “KARYMAR”: Una etnografía del espacio dancístico
    (2013-01-30 00:00:00) López Oviedo, Claudia Lucía; Salazar Arce, Paola
    The following essay is the result of an ethnographic investigation, which was carried out in dancing hall “Karymar”, in San José, Costa Rica, during 2007. This hall its characterized for been one of the few places in which “the swing criollo” can be practiced a Costa Rican popular dance that gather differents generations of dancers around a common practice. This research contribute with new perspectives to the anthropological task, with the social dynamics matter that displays from a culture expression like dance.  
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    Conservación del patrimonio cultural y generación de empleo: posibilidades y riesgos
    (2013-01-30 00:00:00) Castro Sánchez, Silvia
    This paper suggests that Costa Rican communities would be more interested in preserving their cultural heritage if this preservation led to job openings and incomes for their inhabitants. A specific discussion about the county of San Ramón in the Alajuela province is the starting point to make a working proposal for those communities.  
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    Ritos funerarios católicos en el Valle Central de la Costa Rica del siglo XIX
    (2013-01-30 00:00:00) Fernández Esquivel, Patricia María; Chacón Hidalgo, Manuel Benito
    The death study in Costa Rica has been dealt by historians mostly on the XVII, XVIII century and also by anthropologists on the XX century. The XIX century has not been an aim of intense study on funerary rituals and their meaning towards society. On this project, an exploratory revision is made with a few primary sources, but it is mostly based on secondary sources, these are about some of the funerary catholic characteristic rituals of the XIX century and some of the changes that occurred on these rituals throughout this period of time.  
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    «Puntos de fuga» en Carara: Convivencia y construcción social del porvenir
    (2013-01-30 00:00:00) Lobo Montoya, Diego
    This article seeks to comprehend the processes of eco-self-organization of society in its true potential. Thus, this article discusses some examples in the reality of Carara and its organic connections with a broader bioethical and systemic approach. Some of the qualities found in the rural societies of Carara are true autopoietic forces that have the power to establish “vanishing points” to reconstruct local society in a planetary perspective.  
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    Procesos de trabajo lítico en el sitio Manzanillo durante la Fase Orso de la Bahía de Culebra
    (2013-01-30 00:00:00) Herrera Villalobos, Anayensy; Solís Del Vecchio, Felipe
    Between the second and fourth centuries, A.D., the settlers of Manzanillo, a site along the shore of Culebra Bay, produced a variety of stone tools, using both local and non-local raw materials. In this article, we employ the marxists concepts of the tool manufacturing process and the value of tool use in order to understand activities carried out in a domestic context. 
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    Los rituales funerarios, un acercamiento teórico y metodológico al estudio de las prácticas mortuorias y sus significados durante la fase Curridabat (300-800 d.C.)
    (2013-01-30 00:00:00) Peytrequín Gómez, Jeffrey
    This essay discusses the reaches of a specific theoretical approach, based on the perspective of the history as a narrative and the archaeology of action, with regard to the analysis of funeral contexts. The information is presented with the purpose of suggesting its application toward a specific study case of ritual practices in the Central Area of Costa Rica.  
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    Simbología de poder en Guayabo de Turrialba
    (2013-01-30 00:00:00) Hurtado de Mendoza, Luis; Troyo Vargas, Elena
    Inferences are made on the symbolic purpose of the architectonic compounds at the Guayabo de Turrialba National Monument, in regard to rank and sociopolitical power in the prehispanic chiefdom society of the Reventazón watershed (200 B.C.-A.D. 1300). Data analyses are performed on the cultural history, chronology of monumental architecture, size and volume of public works, and estimated requirements of labor and building materials.