The Technology of Maya Civilization: Political Economy Amd Beyond in Lithic Studies (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Technology of Maya Civilization Considers Maya lithic artifacts made of chert, obsidian, silicified limestone, and jade. Using these as sources of data, this book examines the relationship between ancient people and natural resources, and asks questions regarding social organization and political economy.
- Published: 27 December 2011
- Format: Hardback 288 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781845535087 ISBN 10: 1845535081
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The ancient Maya shaped their world with stone tools. Lithic artifacts helped create the cityscape and were central to warfare and hunting, craft activities, cooking, and ritual performance. 'The Technology of Maya Civilization' examines Maya lithic artefacts made of chert, obsidian, silicified limestone, and jade to explore the relationship between ancient civilizations and natural resources. The volume presents case studies of archaeological sites in Guatemala, Mexico, Belize, and Honduras. The analysis draws on innovative anthropological theory to argue that stone artefacts were not merely cultural products but tools that reproduced, modified, and created the fabric of society.