Mar 14 - Helms 1992

Answer two of the following three questions. 1. In your study region is there evidence of ceremonial or ritual specialists using associations with the exotic to bolster their status? Consider both movement through geographical space as well as and “vertical” domains as per Helms (1992). Provide two examples. 2. What are the archaeological ramifications of the conception put forward by Helms? Look through her article for material evidence that could be used to support/deny these assertions. 3. Explain how the phenomena of the development of an urban core and the expansion of empire into new territory during early state formation relates to the concepts in Helms’ article.