In Search of Maya Sea Traders / Edition 1

In Search of Maya Sea Traders / Edition 1

by Heather McKillop
     
 

"In this book, McKillop tells the story of the search for the Maya sea traders, as well as the story of the traders themselves as it emerges from the excavations. In Search of Maya Sea Traders describes the trading port of Wild Cane Cay, where exotic obsidian, jade, gold, and other goods - including highly crafted pots - were traded from distant lands. McKillop also… See more details below

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"In this book, McKillop tells the story of the search for the Maya sea traders, as well as the story of the traders themselves as it emerges from the excavations. In Search of Maya Sea Traders describes the trading port of Wild Cane Cay, where exotic obsidian, jade, gold, and other goods - including highly crafted pots - were traded from distant lands. McKillop also tells us about the more coastal-inland trade of salt, seafood, and other marine resources." Through the story of her own work and that of her students and volunteers, McKillop models both the research design and the field work that are required to interpret the civilizations of the past. She includes the adventure of discovery, the challenges of working in wild environments (from snakes and rising sea levels to falling coconuts), and the tedium of daily measured digs in a near-tropical setting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585444243
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Series:
Texas A&M University Anthropology Series, #11
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Heather McKillop is William G. Haag Professor of Archaeology at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Much of her career has been devoted to study of the coastal areas and islands off Belize, focusing on an aspect of the Maya archaeological record not widely known. Her Ph.D. is from the University of California–Santa Barbara.

Table of Contents

Pt. IMaya sea traders, 1981-1982
Pt. IIWild Cane Cay, 1988-1992
Pt. IIIIn search of other Maya sites
Pt. IVFrenchman's Cay, 1994 and 1997

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