Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology

The American Southwest and Mesoamerica

Systems of Prehistoric Exchange

Editors: Ericson, Jonathon E., Baugh, Timothy G. (Eds.)

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Regional approaches to the study of prehistoric exchange have generated much new knowledge about intergroup and regional interaction. The American South­ west and Mesoamerica: Systems of Prehistoric Exchange is the first of two volumes that seek to provide current information regarding regional exchange on a conti­ nental basis. From a theoretical perspective, these volumes provide important data for the comparative analysis of regional systems relative to sociopolitical organization from simple hunter-gatherers to those of complex sociopolitical entities like the state. Although individual regional exchange systems are unique for each region and time period, general patterns emerge relative to sOciopolitical organization. Of significant interest to us are the dynamic processes of change, stability, rate of growth, and collapse of regional exchange systems relative to sociopolitical complexity. These volumes provide basic data to further our under­ standing of prehistoric exchange systems. The volume presents our current state of knowledge about regional exchange systems in the American Southwest and Mesoamerica. Each chapter synthesizes the research findings of a number of other researchers in order to provide a synchronic view of regional interaction for a specific chronological period. A diachronic view is also prOvided for regional interaction in the context of the developments in regional SOciopolitical organization. Most authors go beyond description by proposing alternative models within which to understand regional interaction. The book is organized by geographical and chronological divisions to pro­ vide units of the broader mosaic of prehistoric exchange systems.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Trade and Exchange in a Historical Perspective

    Baugh, Timothy G. (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

  • Exchange Systems and Social Stratification among the Chaco Anasazi

    Mathien, Frances Joan

    Pages 27-63

  • Ceramic Perspectives on Northern Anasazi Exchange

    Blinman, Eric (et al.)

    Pages 65-94

  • The Structure and Organization of Hohokam Exchange

    McGuire, Randall H.

    Pages 95-119

  • Marine Shell Exchange in Northwest Mexico and the Southwest

    Bradley, Ronna J.

    Pages 121-151

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The American Southwest and Mesoamerica
Book Subtitle
Systems of Prehistoric Exchange
Editors
  • Jonathon E. Ericson
  • Timothy G. Baugh
Series Title
Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-1149-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-1149-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-44178-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-1151-3
Series ISSN
1568-2722
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 302
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