By Scott R. Hutson
Ancient Maya Commerce presents approximately twenty years of multidisciplinary examine at Chunchucmil, Yucatan, Mexico—a thriving vintage interval Maya heart geared up round advertisement trade instead of agriculture. An city middle and not using a king and not able to maintain agrarian independence, Chunchucmil is an extraordinary instance of a Maya urban within which economics, no longer political rituals, served because the engine of progress. alternate was once the raison d’être of town itself.
Using numerous evidence—archaeological, botanical, geomorphological, and soil-based—contributors express how town was once an incredible middle for either brief- and long-distance alternate, integrating the Guatemalan highlands, the Gulf of Mexico, and the inner of the northern Maya lowlands. by way of putting Chunchucmil into the wider context of rising learn at different Maya towns, the e-book reorients the certainty of old Maya economies. The booklet is observed by means of a hugely distinct electronic map that finds the dense inhabitants of town and the masses of streets its population developed to make town navigable, moving the data of urbanism one of the historic Maya.
Ancient Maya Commerce is a pioneering, completely documented case learn of a premodern marketplace middle and makes a powerful case for the significance of early industry economies within the Maya sector. it is going to be a precious addition to the literature for Mayanists, Mesoamericanists, financial 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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