By Scott R. Hutson
Ancient Maya Commerce presents approximately twenty years of multidisciplinary examine at Chunchucmil, Yucatan, Mexico—a thriving vintage interval Maya heart prepared round advertisement alternate instead of agriculture. An city middle with out a king and not able to maintain agrarian independence, Chunchucmil is a unprecedented instance of a Maya urban within which economics, no longer political rituals, served because the engine of development. exchange was once the raison d’être of town itself.
Using numerous evidence—archaeological, botanical, geomorphological, and soil-based—contributors express how town used to be an immense heart for either brief- and long-distance alternate, integrating the Guatemalan highlands, the Gulf of Mexico, and the internal of the northern Maya lowlands. through putting Chunchucmil into the wider context of rising study at different Maya towns, the booklet reorients the knowledge of historic Maya economies. The e-book is followed by means of a hugely designated electronic map that finds the dense inhabitants of town and the masses of streets its population built to make town navigable, moving the data of urbanism one of the old Maya.
Ancient Maya Commerce is a pioneering, completely documented case research of a premodern marketplace middle and makes a robust case for the significance of early marketplace economies within the Maya quarter. will probably be a precious addition to the literature for Mayanists, Mesoamericanists, monetary anthropologists, and environmental archaeologists.
Contributors: Anthony P. Andrews, Traci Ardren, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, Timothy seashore, Chelsea Blackmore, Tara Bond-Freeman, Bruce H. Dahlin, Patrice Farrell, David Hixson, Socorro Jimenez, Justin Lowry, Aline Magnoni, Eugenia Mansell, Daniel E. Mazeau, Travis Stanton, Ryan V. Sweetwood, Richard E. Terry
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