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Artifact Distribution Patterns Among Aztec Period Households in the Coatlan del Rio Valley, Morelos, Mexico (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Dennis Lewarch.

Using assemblages in over 4,000 4-x-4-m surface collection units from eight Aztec period sites in the Coatlan del Rio Valley of western Morelos, Mexico, I analyze the valley-wide distribution of plain ceramics, decorated ceramics, lithic artifacts, spindle whorls, and figurines in over 300 household middens to define functional artifact sets analogous to the "bundles of goods and services" of economic geographers. Cluster analysis, multidimensional scaling, and network analysis quantify flow of...

Calibrating Variation in Domestic Midden Assemblages Among Aztec Period Households in Western Morelos (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Dennis Lewarch.

Archaeologists and geographers calibrate the flow of commodities among households and settlements to infer patterns of production, consumption, economic function, and social class. Michael Smith and his colleagues developed sophisticated measurements of wealth and social class using residential architecture attributes and domestic artifact assemblage diversity from excavations at three Aztec Period sites in Morelos. Here, data from over 4,000 surface collection units in eight Aztec Period sites...

Economic Specialization at Copan As Evidenced By Sculpturing (1983)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Elliot M. Abrams.

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Holocene Site Assemblage Structure and Economic Organization In Admiralty Inlet and Puget Sound, Washington (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Stephanie Trudel. Dennis Lewarch. Evan Lewarch.

We compare 80 site components in Admiralty Inlet and Puget Sound, Washington, using component age, deposit thickness and complexity, feature type and diversity, portable artifact functional classes, and assemblage diversity to study the range of functional site types and diversification of tool kits through time. We previously (2011) analyzed 75 components using Thompson’s (1978) 20-functional class system to code portable artifacts. We noted that most inland riverine and prairie sites did not...

Maya Economic Organization and Power: Elite Households at Aguateca (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Daniela Triadan. Takeshi Inomata.

The rich data from elite households at the Classic site of Aguateca indicate that each household was a relatively autonomous economic unit of production and consumption of staples and utilitarian goods. While individual households were also specializing in the production of a variety of prestige items, there is little evidence for central control of any sphere of the economy by the royal court or elites. Individual households also seem to have maintained their own long-distance relationships...