Olga Linares offers a reinterpretation of the Classic rank-societies of the central Panamanian provinces based on archaeological, ecological, iconographic, ethnohistoric, and ethnographic evidence, and concludes that the art style of this area used animal motifs as a metaphor in expressing the qualities of aggression and hostility characteristic of social and political life in the central provinces.
DUMBARTON OAKS PRE-COLUMBIAN ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY STUDIES SERIES
Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology Studies Series 17
Ecology and the Arts in Ancient Panama
On the Development of Social Rank and Symbolism in the Central Provinces
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Publication: January 1977