The Economic Relationships of Epicentral and Peripheral Households at Piedras Negras, Guatemala.
More than half a century of archaeological and epigraphic research at Piedras Negras has produced one of the best understood epigraphic corpus in the Maya region and provided archaeologists with a plethora of information related to the nature of rulership, courtly life, and the regional political landscape of the Classic Period. Despite this work, questions persist about the economic structure of Piedras Negras households. Here we present the results of recent investigations undertaken at Piedras Negras and situate them in the context of earlier research at the site and its hinterlands, to better characterize the relationship of epicentral economic infrastructure and near-periphery residential occupation through the lens of the house and household. Particularly, we explore the relationship of residential economies to larger-scale economic processes in the kingdom.
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The Economic Relationships of Epicentral and Peripheral Households at Piedras Negras, Guatemala.. Max Seidita, Charles Golden. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444306)
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