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Figure 1: Tierra Firma map (1640). © the James Ford Bell Library, University of Minnesota. From Laet, Joannes de. L'histoire du Nouveau Monde ou description des Indes Occidentales, contenant dix huit livres. Leyden, Bonaventure & Abrahm Elseuiers, 1640.

Figure 2: The Bay of Chiriquí as portrayed in a 1685 maritime map. © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, 'P/33(40) Chiriquí, Hack'. Repro ID F1838.

Figure 3: Chiriquí gold artefact. Courtesy, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution (Catalog Number: 008267.000).

Figure 4: Chiriquí gold artefact. Courtesy, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution (Catalog Number: 008277.00).

Figure 5: Chiriquí gold artefact. Courtesy, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution (Catalog Number: 034878.000).

Figure 6: Chiriquí gold artefact. Courtesy, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution (Catalog Number: 232150.000).

Figure 7: An 1849 handbill from the California Gold Rush advertising ship passage between New York and California; Wikimedia Commons.

Figure 8: Chiriquí artefacts in major museum collections.

Figure 9: Correspondence between the Tiffany & Co. store in New York City and collector Henry Walters (December 29, 1910). Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.

Figure 10: Correspondence between the Tiffany & Co. store in New York City and collector Henry Walters (January 5, 1911). Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.

Figure 11: Correspondence between the Tiffany & Co. store in New York City and collector Henry Walters (December 21, 1911). Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.

Figure 12: List of Chiriquí gold objects listed by the Tiffany & Co. store in New York City for purchase by collector Henry Walters (December 1911). Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.

Figure 13: Chiriquí ceramic artefact (ANT. 000177). Copyright Peabody Museum, Yale University.

Figure 14: Chiriquí ceramic artefact (ANT. 000287). Copyright Peabody Museum, Yale University.

Figure 15: Chiriquí ceramic artefact (ANT. 000450). Copyright Peabody Museum, Yale University.

Figure 16: Chiriquí ceramic artefact (ANT. 000570). Copyright Peabody Museum, Yale University.

Figure 17: Chiriquí ceramic artefact (ANT. 01239). Copyright Peabody Museum, Yale University.

Figure 18: Chiriquí stone artefact (ANT.000032). Copyright Peabody Museum, Yale University.

Figure 19: Chiriquí stone artefact (ANT.000051). Copyright Peabody Museum, Yale University.

Figure 20: Chiriquí stone artefact (ANT.000062). Copyright Peabody Museum, Yale University.

Figure 21: Chiriquí stone artefacts (ANT.012480). Copyright Peabody Museum, Yale University.

Figure 22: Chiriquí stone artefact (ANT.012576). Copyright Peabody Museum, Yale University.

Figure 23: The Benigno T. Argote school in Boquete, Panamá; photo by K. Holmberg.

Figure 24: A display case in the Benigno T. Argote school in Boquete, Panamá; photo by K. Holmberg.

Figure 25: Stone artefacts in the collection of the Benigno T. Argote school in Boquete, Panamá; photo by K. Holmberg.

Figure 26: Stone artefacts in the collection of the Benigno T. Argote school in Boquete, Panamá; photo by K. Holmberg.

Figure 27: Stone artefact in the collection of the Benigno T. Argote school in Boquete, Panamá; photo by K. Holmberg.

Figure 28: Ceramic artefacts in the collection of the Benigno T. Argote school in Boquete, Panamá; photo by K. Holmberg.

Figure 29: Ceramic artefact in the collection of the Benigno T. Argote school in Boquete, Panamá; photo by K. Holmberg.

Figure 30: Ceramic artefact in the collection of the Benigno T. Argote school in Boquete, Panamá; photo by K. Holmberg.

Figure 31: The Chiriquí culture area and nearby culture areas.

Figure 32: Proposed looted site locations extrapolated from looter descriptions, antiquarian accounts, gentleman's magazines, and museum accession files in relation to the locations of systematically excavated sites in the Volcá Barú area. Opens GIS viewer

Figure 33: Map of 2000-2005 study area.

Figure 34: Boquete area grave construction schematised by Linné (1936, fig. 1).

Figure 35: Boquete area grave construction schematised by Wassén (1949, fig. 6, Grave 1).

Figure 36: Boquete area grave schematic schematised by Wassén (1969, fig. 18B, Grave II).

Figure 37: Construction and grave site at BE-16-KH KOT, looking west toward the Volcá Barú (13km distance).

Figure 38: Photo of grave construction materials in situ at the BE-16-KH KOT site.

Figure 39: Photo of grave construction materials in situ at the BE-16-KH KOT site.

Figure 40: Schematic drawings of the KOT-J grave construction.

Figure 41: Schematic drawings of the KOT-J grave construction.

Figure 42: Schematic drawings of the KOT-J grave construction.

Figure 43: Schematic drawings of the KOT-J grave construction.

Figure 44: Cache of KOT-F grave goods in situ.

Figure 45: Ceramic sherd found near the KOT-F grave.

Figure 46: Ceramic whistle found near the KOT-F grave.

Figure 47: Zoomorphic ceramic vessel found near the KOT-F grave.

Figure 48: Map of the quarry locations for the basalt columns and dacite slabs in relation to the BE-16-KH KOT cemetery with least-cost paths (by slope).

Figure 49: The basalt column quarry site in Boquete, Panamá.

Figure 50: The basalt column quarry site in Boquete, Panamá.

Figure 51: The basalt column quarry site in Boquete, Panamá.

Figure 52: Dacite slabs from burials reused for washing dishes.

Figure 53: Dacite slabs from burials reused as paving stones for pathways.

Figure 54: Dacite slabs from burials reused as paving stones for pathways.

Figure 55: Dacite slabs and basalt columns reused to line stairs.

Figure 56: Ngöbe woman with the Volcá Barú in the background; photo courtesy of Howard Hill and taken during a seminar taught by K. Holmberg.

Figure 57: Municipal seal of Boquete, Panamá, showing the Volcá Barú in the upper left portion and pre-Columbian artefacts in the lower right; photo by K. Holmberg.

Figure 58: Cave site near the Volcá Barú in Boquete, Panamá.


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