Museo Nacional de Costa Rica
Llorente Site

 Pre Hispanic Societies and the Central and Grand Nicoya Inner Mountain Product Exchange

Wilson Valerio
Anthropology and History Department
National Museum of Costa Rica

Information generated from the research on the archeological site in Llorente, located in the urban side of the capital.  It seems to verify the existence of central towns distributed in the Central Inner Mountain, on long distance inter regional exchange nets.

 A funerary area was excavated here with oval graves and a prominent trousseau, which holds a high percentage of polychromic ceramic vessels that come from the North Pacific of the country.

The ceramic and bone materials and other kinds of evidence seem to suggest the presence of a wide settlement which developed between 800 and 1.200 a. C.  The funerary area seemed destined for a high range social group.

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