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Salt : white gold of the ancient Maya

Author: Heather Irene McKillop
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2002.
Series: Maya studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Salt: White Gold of the Ancient Maya, Heather McKillop reports the discovery, excavation, and interpretation of Late Classic Maya salt works on the coast of Belize, transforming our knowledge of the Maya salt trade and craft specialization while providing new insights on sea-level rise in the Late Holocene as well."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Irene McKillop
ISBN: 0813025117 9780813025117
OCLC Number: 48893025
Description: xxii, 222 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Salt as a Maya trade good --
The Punta Ycacos salt works: a new source of salt for the late classic Maya --
Salt-production equipment --
The organization of salt production: occupational specialization among the late classic Maya --
Salt production and sea-level rise --
Salt production, trade, and late classic Maya society.
Series Title: Maya studies.
Responsibility: Heather McKillop.

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