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In search of Maya sea traders

Author: Heather Irene McKillop
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2005.
Series: Texas A & M University anthropology series, no. 11.
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"In this book, McKillop tells the story of the search for the Maya sea traders, as well as the story of the traders themselves as it emerges from the excavations. In Search of Maya Sea Traders describes the trading port of Wild Cane Cay, where exotic obsidian, jade, gold, and other goods - including highly crafted pots - were traded from distant lands. McKillop also tells us about the more coastal-inland trade of  Read more...
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McKillop, Heather Irene, 1953-
In search of Maya sea traders.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, c2005
(OCoLC)645837976
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Irene McKillop
ISBN: 1585443891 9781585443895 1585444243 9781585444243
OCLC Number: 55145823
Description: xvii, 226 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: My first visit to Wild Cane Cay, 1981 --
Fieldwork at Wild Cane Cay --
Trips to town and visitors to the cay --
Household archaeology --
Obsidian trade --
Maya ancestors : keeping the dead at home --
A new dory --
Underwater archaeology --
Volunteers --
In search of the coastal Maya --
Returning to Wild Cane Cay in 1992 --
Provisions from Punta Gorda --
Submerged ancient saltworks --
Sea-level rise and ancient trade --
Settlement patterns --
Target practice --
Rough seas, submerged sites --
Coral architecture --
Truce with the sea.
Series Title: Texas A & M University anthropology series, no. 11.
Responsibility: Heather McKillop.

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Heather McKillop first visited the coast of Belize in 1979 in search of the sea trade that helped move salt, obsidian, coral, and other goods around the interior of the Mayan empire. This book  Read more...

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