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Ancestral Maya economies in archaeological perspective

Author: Patricia Ann McAnany
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

How did Maya farmers, artisans, and rulers make a living in a tropical forest environment? Patricia McAnany tackles this question and presents the first comprehensive view of ancestral Maya economic  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Ann McAnany
ISBN: 9781107436015 110743601X
OCLC Number: 888463551
Notes: Originally published: 2010.
Description: pages cm
Contents: 1. The materiality of practice in ancestral Maya economies; 2. Situating Maya societies in space and time; 3. Feeding a hungry landscape; 4. Gendered labor and socially constructed space; 5. Ritual works: monumental architecture and generative schemes of power; 6. Naturalized authority of the royal court; 7. Social identity and daily practice of artisan production; 8. Places, practices, and people of commerce; 9. Flowery speech of Maya tributary arrangements; 10. Skeining the threads.
Responsibility: Patricia McAnany.


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