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Crafting Identity and Wealth on the North Coast of Peru (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Cathy Costin.

The "organization of production" is not a monolithic, homogeneous entity in complex empires, and the production of different types of goods will be organized commensurate with the role they play in sociopolitical processes. In this paper, I investigate the ways in which craft production was reorganized after the Inka conquest of the Chimú polity of Peru to control the creation and deployment of wealth and to manipulate the construction of social identity in the changing sociopolitical landscape....

Evidence of Specialization and Intensification of Small Seed Exploitation on Santa Cruz Island, California (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Heather Thakar.

This paper reconstructs shifts in botanical foraging behavior on Santa Cruz Island, California and quantitatively demonstrates specialization and intensification in the exploitation of small oily and starchy seeds from the terminal Early Period (ca. 3000 cal. BP) through the late Middle Period (ca. 1000 cal. BP). This shift accompanied an increased reliance on terrestrial food resources overall. A recently recognized climatic transition (2800 cal. BP-1800 cal. BP) likely altered the geographic...

Late Prehistoric Plains Trade and Economic Specialization (1990)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Susan C. Vehik.

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Leadership Specialization Among the Caddo and Their Neighbors of the Southeast (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Patrick Livingood.

One of the remarkable aspects about the Hasinai Caddo is the nature of their specialized leadership roles. This paper is going to take a comparative approach using ethnohistoric documents to examine the differences between the Caddo and their neighbors with regard to the types of specialized roles that exist, the types of divisions and circumscriptions on authority that exist for leaders, and the level of formality or informality in leadership function. The goal of the paper is to highlight what...

Settlement scaling theory, specialization, and the Greek and Roman world (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only John Hanson.

In the last decade, there has been increasing interest in using urbanism as a means of investigating the economy of the Greek and Roman world. The most recent research on the relationship between urbanization and economic growth suggests that the correlation between them is not as straightforward as once thought. There is a growing corpus of theory, however, that suggests that modern settlements act as ‘social reactors’, which increase the number of opportunities for interactions between...

Work and Specialization in the Epiclassic Period (650-950 CE) at Xochitecatl-Cacaxtla, Tlaxcala (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Carlos Lazcano Arce. Marianne Sallum.

During the Epiclassic Period (650-950 CE) was the peak of Xochitecatl-Cacaxtla. It became the most important center in the Puebla-Tlaxcala Valley. There were numerous small groups who vied for a place in the landscape after the fall of Teotihuacan in the central highlands. There was a clear hierarchical division, as the society was formed by the elite, priests, and groups of peasants. The artisans were different specialists whose work allowed for the biological and social reproduction of...