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Booms, Busts, and Changing (Anti)Market Engagement in Pacific piedmont Guatemala (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Luisa Escobar. Guido Pezzarossi.

Located in the cacao-rich Pacific piedmont region of Guatemala, the colonial period Kaqchikel Maya community of San Pedro Aguacatepeque produced cacao for the Iximche Kaqchikel polity prior to colonization. With the 16th century global cacao boom that followed Spanish colonization, cacao producing communities in the region became critical sources of this increasingly desired regional and global exchange good. The bust of the global cacao market in the latter part of the century, coupled with...

From Quincy Market In Boston To St. Ann's Market In Montréal: The Architectural Genesis Of Montréal’s First Covered Market (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only François Gignac.

This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In 1832, a few years after Quincy Market was built, Montréal erected its first covered market, inspired by the architecture of its Boston counterpart. The market, Montréal’s largest public building at the time, housed the Parliament of the United Province of Canada starting in 1844, but burned down in 1849. From 2010 to 2017, Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History...

Games, Feasting, and Trade Fairs: Assessing the Relationship between Ballcourts and Exchange at the Ironwood Village Site (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Andrew Lack. Todd Bostwick.

A significant amount of research in Hohokam archaeology has been dedicated to understanding the structure of interaction and exchange. One particular model that has gained recent momentum is that of a marketplace economy revolving around ballcourt events that served as gathering points for social and economic interaction. These markets, or trade fairs, would have provided a reliable mechanism for the exchange of goods to spatially and socially disparate populations. Feasting also may have been...

The Politics of Commerce: Aztec Pottery Production and Exchange in the Basin of Mexico, A.D. 1200-1650 (2006)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Christopher Garraty.

The relationships between market and political institutions have varied in different times and places, but no market system was (or is) devoid of political involvement. The contrasting approaches of the Aztec empire and Spanish colonial regime to the Basin of Mexico market system are instructive about the ways that commercial agents (producers, traders) respond to “top-down” pressures from state elites to steer and direct the commercial economy to their political advantage. The results of this...