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The ancient Maya marketplace : the archaeology of transient space

Author: Eleanor King
Publisher: Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2015.
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"The Ancient Maya Marketplace, edited by Eleanor M. King, reviews the debate on prehispanic Maya markets. The volume's contributors challenge the model of a non-commercialized Maya economy and offer compelling new evidence for the existence and identification of ancient marketplaces among the Maya"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ancient Maya marketplace.
Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2015
(DLC) 2015005336
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor King
ISBN: 9780816532179 0816532176
OCLC Number: 920778464
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The ethnohistoric evidence for Maya markets and its archaeological implications / Eleanor M. King --
The marketplace at Tikal / Christopher Jones --
Ancient Maya markets : architectural grammar and market identifications / Marshall Becker --
How to know it when we see it : marketplace identification at the classic Maya site of Buenavista del Cayo, Belize / Bernadette Cap --
Soil chemistry in the search for ancient Maya marketplaces / Richard E. Terry, Daniel A. Bair, and Eric G. Coronel --
The Maya marketplace at Maax Na, Belize / Leslie C. Shaw and Eleanor M. King --
Markets and marketing in the classic Maya lowlands : a case study from el Perú-Waka' / Keith Eppich and David Freidel --
Markets among the ancient Maya : the case of Caracol, Belize / Arlen F. Chase, Diane Z. Chase, Richard E. Terry, Jacob M. Horlacher, and Adrian S.Z. Chase --
Contemporary Maya marketplaces : gender, social change, and implications for the past / Susan J. Wurtzburg.
Responsibility: edited by Eleanor M. King.

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Trading was the favourite occupation of the Maya, according to early Spanish observers such as Fray Diego de Landa (1566). Yet scholars of the Maya have long dismissed trade - specifically, market  Read more...

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