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Ancient Maya commoners

Author: John C Lohse; Fred Valdez
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Spanish

Offers an understanding of the lifeways of ancient Maya commoners. This book features case studies that examine such aspects of commoner life as settlement patterns, household organization, and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C Lohse; Fred Valdez
ISBN: 0292705719 9780292705715
OCLC Number: 803179517
Description: 299 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments 1. Examining Ancient Maya Commoners Anew Jon C. Lohse and Fred Valdez, Jr. 2. Daily Life in a Highland Maya Community: Zinacantan in Mid-Twentieth Century Evon Z. Vogt 3. The Role of Pottery and Food Consumption among Late Preclassic Maya Commoners at Lamanai, Belize Terry G. Powis 4. Of Salt and Water: Ancient Commoners on the Pacific Coast of Guatemala Barbara Arroyo 5. Down on the Farm: Classic Maya "Homesteads" as "Farmsteads" Nicholas Dunning 6. Intra-Site Settlement Signatures and Implications for Late Classic Maya Commoner Organization at Dos Hombres, Belize Jon C. Lohse 7. Heterogeneous Hinterlands: The Social and Political Organization of Commoner Settlements near Xunantunich, Belize Jason Yaeger and Cynthia Robin 8. The Spatial Mobility of Non-Elite Populations in Classic Maya Society and Its Political Implications Takeshi Inomata 9. Commoners in Postclassic Maya Society: Social versus Economic Class Constructs Marilyn A. Masson and Carlos Peraza Lope 10. Methods for Understanding Classic Maya Commoners: Structure Function, Energetics, and More Nancy Gonlin 11. Maya Commoners: The Stereotype and the Reality Joyce Marcus Contributors Index
Responsibility: edited by Jon C. Lohse and Fred Valdez, Jr.


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