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November 21, 2011 Colonization and the Persistence of Vernacular Architecture Vernacular Architecture in the Face of Colonialism Process of exploitation and assimilation Devaluing of vernacular forms Persistence for ritual and ceremonial use Most common architecture – dwellings o But does translate to other areas like ritual space Downtown Merida, Yucantan Colonial building (housing INAH’s Anthropology museum) on Merida’s Pasea de Monterio Working sugar, cattle, tobacco, and henequen haciendas existed throughout the peninsula during the colonial period, and after Mexican independence o Henequen – fiber Process of Congregation o Shift in economic stability Hacienda Tabi o Sugar hacienda in use after Mexican independence from Spain Rancho Kiuic o Late 1830’s by F. Catherwood o Community building o Later there was a move from building with stone, rather than dirt/ wattle and dob The Other Half Half of the world population living in rural areas
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