publication . Doctoral thesis . 2017

Lithic Communities of Practice and Daily life in the Northwestern Maya Lowlands during the Late Classic (700-850 A.D.)

Silva de la Mora, Flavio Gabriel;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This dissertation uses multiple lines of evidence to understand production, exchange and crafting in agrarian societies with a focus on the Northwestern Mayan Lowlands during the Late Classic Period (700-850 A.D). The organization of production in Pre-Columbian times is poorly understood, yet exchange is believed to be critical to the development of sociopolitical relations in ranked agrarian societies, like those in Mesoamerica. This dissertation will examine how the material culture of everyday activities, especially those related to production and exchange, manifests in the archaeological context and reflects communities of practice. It will evaluate two mode...
Subjects
free text keywords: Archaeology, Communities of Practice, Daily Life, EDXRF, Lithics, Maya, Technology
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