By Scott R. Hutson

ISBN-10: 160732539X

ISBN-13: 9781607325390

Ancient Maya Commerce presents approximately 20 years of multidisciplinary learn at Chunchucmil, Yucatan, Mexico—a thriving vintage interval Maya middle prepared round advertisement trade 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 during which economics, no longer political rituals, served because the engine of progress. alternate was once the raison d’être of town itself.

Using various evidence—archaeological, botanical, geomorphological, and soil-based—contributors convey how town was once a huge middle for either brief- and long-distance exchange, integrating the Guatemalan highlands, the Gulf of Mexico, and the internal of the northern Maya lowlands. via putting Chunchucmil into the wider context of rising learn at different Maya towns, the publication reorients the knowledge of historical Maya economies. The e-book is followed by way of a hugely unique electronic map that unearths the dense inhabitants of town and the masses of streets its population built to make town navigable, transferring the information of urbanism one of the historical Maya.

Ancient Maya Commerce is a pioneering, completely documented case research of a premodern marketplace middle and makes a powerful case for the significance of early industry economies within the Maya zone. will probably be a worthy 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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