Trade and Exchange

Archaeological Studies from History and Prehistory

Editors: Dillian, Carolyn D., White, Carolyn L. (Eds.)

  • Offers a new perspective by focusing on trade and exchange practices
  • Includes case studies from all over the world, in historic and prehistoric periods
  • Features a comprehensive examination that combines archaeological evidence with cultural studies
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-1072-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-1071-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8438-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Long before the advent of the global economy, foreign goods were transported, traded, and exchanged through myriad means, over short and long distances. Archaeological tools for identifying foreign objects, such as provenance studies, stylistic analyses, and economic documentary sources reveal non-local materials in historic and prehistoric assemblages.

Trade and exchange represent more than mere production and consumption. Exchange of goods also led to an exchange of cultural and social experiences. Discoveries of the sources of alien objects surpass archaeological expectations of exchange and geographic distance, revealing important technological advances.

With thirteen case studies from around the world, this comprehensive work provides a fresh perspective on material culture studies. Evidence of ongoing negotiation between individuals, villages, and nations provides insight into the impact of trade on the micro-, meso-, and macro-level. Covering a wide array of time periods and areas, this work will be of interest to archaeologists, anthropologists, and anyone working in cultural studies.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Perspectives on Trade and Exchange

    Dillian, Carolyn D. (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Long-Distance Exchange of Obsidian in the mid-Atlantic United States

    Dillian, Carolyn D. (et al.)

    Pages 17-35

  • Ulua Marble Vases Abroad: Contextualizing Social Networks Between the Maya World and Lower Central America

    Luke, Christina

    Pages 37-57

  • Exotic Goods, Chivay Obsidian, and Sociopolitical Change in the South-Central Andes

    Tripcevich, Nicholas

    Pages 59-73

  • The Supply of Stone to the City of Rome: A Case Study of the Transport of Anician Building Stone and Millstone from the Santa Trinità Quarry (Orvieto)

    McCallum, Myles

    Pages 75-94

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-1072-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-1071-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8438-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trade and Exchange
Book Subtitle
Archaeological Studies from History and Prehistory
Editors
  • Carolyn D. Dillian
  • Carolyn L. White
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-1072-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-1072-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1071-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8438-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 227
Topics