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Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos IslandsA Legacy of Human Occupation$
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Peter W. Stahl, Fernando J. Astudillo, Ross W. Jamieson, Diego Quiroga, and Florencio Delgado

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813066271

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813066271.001.0001

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Consumption and Control in the Material Culture of Hacienda El Progreso

Consumption and Control in the Material Culture of Hacienda El Progreso

(p.101) 5 Consumption and Control in the Material Culture of Hacienda El Progreso
Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands

Peter W. Stahl

Fernando J. Astudillo

Ross W. Jamieson

Diego Quiroga

Florencio Delgado

University Press of Florida

This chapter presents the material culture recovered from Hacienda El Progreso midden contexts within the broader perspective of Latin America’s participation in the global market during the later nineteenth century. Two distinct aspects of the imported manufactured goods are suggested: (1) consumption to project a modern image; and (2) technologies used to control the hacienda’s landscape and its workers. Archaeological contexts are described, and the preserved assemblage, including armaments, actuarial implements, money, fencing, alcohol containers, tableware, sewing instruments, toys, and medicaments, are analyzed and contextualized. Consumer choices made by Cobos reflect the consumption habits of a coastal Ecuadorian planter class that were transported to a remote location in time and space.

Keywords:   Hacienda El Progreso, Material culture, Latin America, Manufactured goods, Cobos

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