The Contents, Roles and Meanings of "Tribute" among the Classic Maya

Author(s): Dorie Reents-Budet; Ronald Bishop

Year: 2016


Ethnohistorical accounts of tribute among the Yukatek Maya provide an impressive list of commodities in circulation at the time of Spanish contact while also affording a glimpse of the interwoven layers of socio-economic relationships underlying these acts of tribute and tax payments. This paper compares the Yukatekan configurations, both recorded and implied, with those intimated from the patterns of production and distribution of Classic period decorated ceramics. The study employs a multi-disciplinary approach to include art historical, epigraphic, ceramic paste chemical, and archaeological data.

Cite this Record

The Contents, Roles and Meanings of "Tribute" among the Classic Maya. Dorie Reents-Budet, Ronald Bishop. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403016)


Economics Maya Pottery

Geographic Keywords

Spatial Coverage

min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;