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By Scott R. Hutson

Ancient Maya Commerce presents approximately 20 years of multidisciplinary learn at Chunchucmil, Yucatan, Mexico—a thriving vintage interval Maya heart equipped round advertisement alternate instead of agriculture. An city heart with no king and not able to maintain agrarian independence, Chunchucmil is an extraordinary instance of a Maya urban within which economics, now not political rituals, served because the engine of progress. alternate used to be the raison d’être of town itself.

Using a number of evidence—archaeological, botanical, geomorphological, and soil-based—contributors convey how town used to be an incredible heart for either brief- and long-distance alternate, integrating the Guatemalan highlands, the Gulf of Mexico, and the inner of the northern Maya lowlands. through putting Chunchucmil into the wider context of rising study at different Maya towns, the publication reorients the knowledge of historical Maya economies. The publication is followed by way of a hugely special electronic map that finds the dense inhabitants of town and the loads of streets its population developed to make the town navigable, transferring the information of urbanism one of the historical Maya.

Ancient Maya Commerce is a pioneering, completely documented case examine of a premodern industry middle and makes a robust case for the significance of early industry economies within the Maya sector. will probably be a helpful addition to the literature for Mayanists, Mesoamericanists, fiscal anthropologists, and environmental archaeologists.

Contributors: Anthony P. Andrews, Traci Ardren, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, Timothy seashore, Chelsea Blackmore, Tara Bond-Freeman, Bruce H. Dahlin, Patrice Farrell, David Hixson, Socorro Jimenez, Justin Lowry, Aline Magnoni, Eugenia Mansell, Daniel E. Mazeau, Travis Stanton, Ryan V. Sweetwood, Richard E. Terry

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