The Ancient Maya Marketplace: The Archaeology of Transient Space by Eleanor M. King
English | Nov. 12, 2015 | ISBN: 081650041X | 336 Pages | PDF | 3.77 MB
Trading was the favorite occupation of the Maya, according to early Spanish observers such as Fray Diego de Landa (1566). Yet scholars of the Maya have long dismissed trade—specifically, market exchange—as unimportant. They argue that the Maya subsisted primarily on agriculture, with long-distance trade playing a minor role in a largely non-commercialized economy.