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Maya salt works / Heather McKillop ; foreword by Arlen F. Chase and Diane Z. Chase.

Author/Creator:
McKillop, Heather Irene, 1953- author.
Publication:
Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, [2019]
Series:
Maya studies
Maya studies
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 234 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Salt industry and trade -- Belize.
Mayas -- Commerce.
Mayas -- Belize -- Antiquities.
Salt -- Belize -- History.
Mayas -- Antiquities.
Mayas -- Commerce.
Salt.
Salt industry and trade.
Belize.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
This book includes evaluation of the economics of salt production and trade from analyses of the spatial patterning of wooden buildings and associated artifacts that were mapped on the sea floor at the Paynes Creek Salt Works. The book describes the discovery and mapping of the wooden architecture as well as the associated pottery and other artifacts on the surface and embedded in the sea floor during a systematic search for salt production in a large, salt-water lagoon system, Punta Ycacos Lagoon, in southern Belize.
Contents:
Economies of Maya salt
Discovery and mapping underwater
Briquetage and the technology of salt production
The infrastructure of salt production: wooden architecture
Wood selection for the salt kitchens
Labor, production, and identity
Marketing salt, salted fish, cacao, and marine products
Salt: a mover and shaker in ancient Maya society.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780813056333
0813056330
OCLC:
1054379381
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