By Rachel K. Wentz
By Rachel K. Wentz
By Rowan K. Flad,Pochan Chen
By Deborah L. Nichols,Frances Berdan,Michael E. Smith
The quantity is split into 3 components. half 1 synthesizes our present knowing of the Aztec economic system and singles out the subjects of urbanism and provincial service provider task for extra precise research. half 2 brings new facts and a brand new conceptual process that applies insights from behavioral economics to Nahua and Aztec rituals and social items. members additionally speak about how high-value luxurious items, equivalent to feather paintings, supply insights approximately either financial and sacred techniques of worth in Aztec society. half three reexamines the financial system on the Aztec outer edge. the amount concludes with a synthesis at the scale, integration, and nature of switch within the Aztec imperial economy.
Rethinking the Aztec Economy illustrates how superficially other forms of social contexts have been in reality built-in right into a unmarried society in the course of the strategies of a unmarried financial system. utilizing the realm of products as a vital access aspect, this quantity advances scholarly figuring out of existence within the Aztec world.
Frances F. Berdan
Laura Filloy Nadal
Kenneth G. Hirth
María Olvido Moreno Guzmán
Deborah L. Nichols
Alan R. Sandstrom
Pamela Effrein Sandstrom
Michael E. Smith
Barbara L. Stark
By Michael D. Coe,Stephen Houston
Coe and Houston replace this vintage account of the hot World's maximum historic civilization, incorporating the newest study in a fast-changing field.
New discoveries of miraculous stucco sculptures at El Zotz and Holmul exhibit miraculous points of Maya royalty; the 'Classic' Maya themselves could be understood as occupants of royal courts, filled with Machiavellian intrigue but working in shut communion with gods and cosmos. Just-discovered texts at Xultun convey a robust quandary with astronomy and numerology, in addition to facts of misplaced books. different unearths contain the invention in an underwater cavern of the earliest identified occupant of the area, the Hoyo Negro woman, and new facts for the 1st structure at Ceibal. The Maya highlights the power of present scholarship into this incredible civilization.
By Margarita Gleba,Judit Pásztókai-Szeőke,Judit Pasztokai-Szeőke
By Peter G. Gould,K. Anne Pyburn
Archaeology has a regularly contentious courting with the results of financial improvement. Tourism, city improvement and traditional source exploitation have generated hostile impression at the archaeological checklist, indigenous cultures and native groups worldwide. Over the a long time, overseas conventions, nationwide legislation and company ventures have sought to deal with the issues, yet too usually they've got fallen brief and substantial demanding situations stay. taking a look forward, the contributions to this quantity represent a world dialog at the such a lot salient factor dealing with archaeology because it interacts with financial improvement: Is collision with improvement nonetheless the easiest direction? Or, is a better technique to pursue collaborative relationships with the forces of financial and social switch?
By R. Layton
By Barbara J. Little,Paul A. Shackel,Kelly M. Britt,Meagan Brooks,Robert C. Chidester,Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh,David A. Gadsby,Martin D. Gallivan,Patrice L. Jeppson,Carol McDavid,Danielle Moretti-Langholtz,Teresa S. Moyer,Paul R. Mullins Indiana University-
By Katherine A. Faust,Kim N. Richter
By Mark Bell