Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology

On the Periphery of the Periphery

Household Archaeology at Hacienda San Juan Bautista Tabi, Yucatán, Mexico

Authors: Sweitz, Samuel

  • Draws on specific, archaeological data drawn from households in the Yucatan to reveal insights into the daily lives of historical peoples
  • Explores the origin of the Hacienda system in the Yucatan from an archaeological perspective
  • Uses the Annales school concept of total history to relate the archaeological data of the individual to larger, regional and global historical trends
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This book examines from an archaeological perspective the social and economic changes that took place in Yucatán, Mexico beginning in the 18th century, as the region became increasingly articulated within global networks of exchange. Of particular interest is the formation and ultimate supremacy of the hacienda system in Yucatán and the effect that new forms of capitalist organized production had on native Maya social organization. Household archaeology and spatial analysis conducted on the grounds of the former Hacienda San Juan Bautista Tabi provides the data for analyzing the results of this change on the daily lives and existence of those individuals incorporated within the hacienda system. The use of archaeological excavation to place the lives of local individuals within the context of larger global processes makes this book a worthy contribution to the study of archaeology.

About the authors

Sam Sweitz is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology and a faculty member of the Industrial Archaeology Program at Michigan Technological University.  His research focuses on the evolution and impact of the sugar industry in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Dr. Sweitz is particularly interested in how social change is related to the articulation of local people within global economic processes.   

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • On the Periphery of the Periphery

    Sweitz, Sam R.

    Pages 1-11

  • A Theoretical Context for Documenting Social Change in Yucatán: Changing Modes of Production and the Entry of the Yucatec Maya into the World System

    Sweitz, Sam R.

    Pages 13-33

  • A Theoretical Context for Documenting Social Change in Yucatán, Part 2: Culture Change, Social Stratification, and Power Relationships

    Sweitz, Sam R.

    Pages 35-52

  • Methodological Approaches to the Social and Economic Dynamics of Life on a Hacienda

    Sweitz, Sam R.

    Pages 53-76

  • A Historical Outline of Hacienda San Juan Bautista Tabi

    Sweitz, Sam R.

    Pages 77-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
On the Periphery of the Periphery
Book Subtitle
Household Archaeology at Hacienda San Juan Bautista Tabi, Yucatán, Mexico
Authors
Series Title
Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1496-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1496-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1495-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0090-9
Series ISSN
1574-0439
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 266
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