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Archaeological views from the countryside : village communities in early complex societies

Author: Glenn M Schwartz; Steven E Falconer
Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994.
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"Important collection of articles on rural settlements of ancient Mesoamerican and Near Eastern civilizations. Documentation of heterogeneity in rural settlements is a central theme. Articles on Mesoamerica deal with the Maya site of Colha, Belize. and chert production; Matacapán, Veracruz, and the organization of craft production; Aztec period settlements in Morelos; and households and settlement patterns in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Archaeological views from the countryside.
Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994
(OCoLC)607921139
Online version:
Archaeological views from the countryside.
Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994
(OCoLC)621103213
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn M Schwartz; Steven E Falconer
ISBN: 1560983191 9781560983194
OCLC Number: 28507090
Description: vii, 223 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Rural approaches to social complexity / Glenn M. Schwartz and Steven E. Falconer --
Segmentary states and organizational variation in early complex societies : a rural perspective / Gil Stein --
Rural economic specialization and early urbanization in the Khabur Valley, Syria / Glenn M. Schwartz --
Urban-rural relations in Bronze Age Syria : evidence from Alalah level VII palace archives / Bonnie Magness-Gardiner --
The ancient Maya craft community at Colha, Belize, and its external relationships / Thomas R. Hester and Harry J. Shafer --
Small sites in prehistoric Maya socioeconomic organization : a perspective from Colha, Belize / Eleanor King and Daniel Potter --
Specialized commodity production in and around Matacapan : testing the goodness of fit of the regal-ritual and administrative models / Robert S. Santley --
State formation and the organization of domestic craft production at third-millennium B.C. Kurban Höyük, southeast Turkey / Patricia Wattenmaker --
Village economy and society in the Jordan Valley : a study of Bronze Age rural complexity / Steven E. Falconer --
Social complexity in the Aztec countryside / Michael E. Smith. The classic Maya collapse at Copan, Honduras : an analysis of Maya rural settlement trends / Anncorinne Freter --
Rural household diversity in late Classic Copan, Honduras / Nancy Gonlin --
Village approaches to complex societies / Brian Hayden --
Scale, organization, and function in village and town / Carol Kramer.
Responsibility: edited by Glenn M. Schwartz and Steven E. Falconer.

Abstract:

"Important collection of articles on rural settlements of ancient Mesoamerican and Near Eastern civilizations. Documentation of heterogeneity in rural settlements is a central theme. Articles on Mesoamerica deal with the Maya site of Colha, Belize. and chert production; Matacapán, Veracruz, and the organization of craft production; Aztec period settlements in Morelos; and households and settlement patterns in the Copán Valley"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

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1. Rural approaches to social complexity / Glenn M. Schwartz and Steven E. Falconer 1 2. Segmentary states and organizational variation in early complex societies : a rural perspective / Gil Stein 10 3. Rural economic specialization and early urbanization in the Khabur Valley, Syria / Glenn M. Schwartz 19 4. Urban-rural relations in Bronze Age Syria : evidence from Alalah level VII palace archives / Bonnie Magness-Gardiner 37 5. The ancient Maya craft community at Colha, Belize, and its external relationships / Thomas R. Hester and Harry J. Shafer 48 6. Small sites in prehistoric Maya socioeconomic organization : a perspective from Colha, Belize / Eleanor King and Daniel Potter 64 7. Specialized commodity production in and around Matacapan : testing the goodness of fit of the regal-ritual and administrative models / Robert S. Santley 91 8. State formation and the organization of domestic craft production at third-millennium B.C. Kurban Höyük, southeast Turkey / Patricia Wattenmaker 109 9. Village economy and society in the Jordan Valley : a study of Bronze Age rural complexity / Steven E. Falconer 121 10. Social complexity in the Aztec countryside / Michael E. Smith 143 11. The classic Maya collapse at Copan, Honduras : an analysis of Maya rural settlement trends / Anncorinne Freter 160 12. Rural household diversity in late Classic Copan, Honduras / Nancy Gonlin 177 13. Village approaches to complex societies / Brian Hayden 198 14. Scale, organization, and function in village and town / Carol Kramer 207 Contributors 213 Index 215

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