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Investigating Seasonality of Fishing, and trade during the Maya Postclassic, with otoliths thin-sections from the inland site of Mayapan.

Author(s): Jeff Bryant ; Robert Feranec ; Nayeli Jiminez Cano ; Marilyn Masson

Year: 2017

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This paper will offer preliminary results of fish otolith thin-section growth ring analysis from the Postclassic archaeological site of Mayapan, Yucatan, Mexico. This study offers the first use of otoliths for investigating seasonality of the fish trade in the Yucatan, utilizing perhaps the largest collection of otoliths from an inland site in the Maya world. Data on seasonality, age, and size of several fish species are presented, and discussed in the context of trade ethnohistory, ecology, and fish trade sourcing.


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Investigating Seasonality of Fishing, and trade during the Maya Postclassic, with otoliths thin-sections from the inland site of Mayapan.. Jeff Bryant, Robert Feranec, Nayeli Jiminez Cano, Marilyn Masson. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429359)


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Geographic Keywords
Mesoamerica


Spatial Coverage

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

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Abstract Id(s): 17395

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America