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Title Ancient households of the Americas : conceptualizing what households do / edited by John G. Douglass and Nancy Gonlin
Published Boulder : University Press of Colorado, [2012]
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Contents The household as analytical unit : case studies from the Americas / John G. Douglass and Nancy Gonlin -- Occupation span and the organization of residential activities : a cross-cultural model and case study from the Mesa Verde region / Mark D. Varien -- Production and consumption in the countryside : a case study from the late classic Maya rural commoner households at Copán, Honduras / Nancy Gonlin -- Iroquoian households : a Mohawk longhouse at Otstungo, New York / Dean R. Snow -- Activity areas and households in the late Mississippian southeast United States : who did what where? / Ramie A. Gougeon -- The social evolution of potters' households in Ticul, Yucatán, Mexico, 1965-1997 / Dean E. Arnold -- Pots and agriculture : Anasazi rural household production, Long House Valley, northern Arizona / John G. Douglass and Robert A. Heckman -- Hohokam household organization, sedentism, and irrigation in the Sonoran Desert, Arizona / Richard Ciolek-Torrello -- Understanding households on their own terms : investigations on household sizes, production, and longevity at K'axob, Belize / H. Hope Henderson -- Late classic period terrace agriculture in the lowland Maya area : modeling the organization of terrace agricultural activity / L. Theodore Neff -- Fluctuating community organization : formation and dissolution of multifamily corporate groups at La Joya, Veracruz, Mexico / Valerie J. McCormack -- Relationships among households in the prehispanic community of Mesitas in San Agustín, Colombia / Víctor González Fernández -- Interhousehold versus intracommunity comparisons : incipient socioeconomic complexity at Jachakala, Bolivia / Christine Beaule -- Arrobas, fanegas, and mantas : identifying continuity and change in early colonial Maya household production / Darcy Lynn Wiewall
Summary In Ancient Households of the Americas archaeologists investigate the fundamental role of household production in ancient, colonial, and contemporary households. Several different cultures-Iroquois, Coosa, Anasazi, Hohokam, San Agustín, Wankarani, Formative Gulf Coast Mexico, and Formative, Classic, Colonial, and contemporary Maya-are analyzed through the lens of household archaeology in concrete, data-driven case studies. The text is divided into three sections: Section I examines the spatial and social organization and context of household production; Section II looks at the role and result
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Home economics -- America -- History.
Households -- America -- History.
Indians -- Antiquities.
Indians -- Dwellings.
Indians -- Social life and customs.
Land settlement patterns -- America -- History.
Social archaeology -- America -- History.
Americas -- Antiquities.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Douglass, John G., 1968-
Gonlin, Nancy.
LC no. 2011051660
ISBN 1607321742 (electronic bk.)
9781607321743 (electronic bk.)