Ancient Maya Commerce: Multidisciplinary Research at Chunchucmil by Scott R. Hutson
English | Mar. 1, 2017 | ISBN: 160732539X | 397 Pages | PDF | 18 MB
Ancient Maya Commerce presents nearly two decades of multidisciplinary research at Chunchucmil, Yucatan, Mexico—a thriving Classic period Maya center organized around commercial exchange rather than agriculture. An urban center without a king and unable to sustain agrarian independence, Chunchucmil is a rare example of a Maya city in which economics, not political rituals, served as the engine of growth. Trade was the raison d’être of the city itself.