Paths to Central American Prehistory by Frederick W. Lange

By Frederick W. Lange

Paths to crucial American Prehistory

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Therefore, Haberland went to Buenos Aires, in the southern Pacific region of the country. In those days Buenos Aires was a village at the southernmost end of the General Valley, on the proposed route for the Pan-American Highway. There he excavated in some small burial mounds and found about twenty graves (Haberland 1955, 1959a). The presence of ceramics similar in appearance to well-known pottery in Chiriquí, Panamá, made Haberland decide to investigate sites on that side of the border. 3 This in turn obliged him to return to San José and then to Panama City to obtain a permit to excavate.

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The three principal criteria for identifying Luna Polychrome in combination with major motifs. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 1. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. Pattern of prismatic blade abundance 280 Page xii Foreword This volume accords to Wolfgang Haberland some well-deserved recognition and represents the esteem and respect he has engendered among his peers, colleagues, and fellow scholars from Central America, Europe, and North America.

Indians of Central AmericaAntiquities. 2. Indians of Central AmericaHistory. 3. Central AmericaAntiquities. I. 8'01dc20 95-38455 CIP 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Page v Contents Figures viii Tables xii Foreword xiv Preface xvi Acknowledgments xviii Introduction Frederick W. Lange 1 1. The Saga of an Archaeologist: A Brief Glimpse Into the Life of Wolfgang Haberland Doris Z. Stone 5 2. Settlement, Subsistence, and the Origins of Social Complexity in Greater Chiriquí: A Reappraisal of the Aguas Buenas Tradition John W Hoopes 15 3.

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