ECONOMIC VARIATION OF ANCIENT MAYA RESIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT IN THE UPPER BELIZE RIVER AREA

Ford, Anabel (1991) ECONOMIC VARIATION OF ANCIENT MAYA RESIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT IN THE UPPER BELIZE RIVER AREA. Ancient Mesoamerica, 22. pp. 35-46.

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    Abstract

    Regional settlement studies in the Maya area have provided a basis for understanding the importance of subsistence strategies, but have not addressed the issue of how the settlements themselves are differentiated. This article examines Maya settlement patterns of the Belize River area and uses data from residential~unit midden tests to identify aspects of settlement variation. These variations arc examined with respect to general landform characteristics. Much of the variation appears to relate to the productive capacity of agricultural resources in the area. This is no surprise, since the ancient Maya were an agrarian society

    Item Type: Peer-reviewed Journal Article
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      Unique ID or DOI: 10.1017/S0956536100000353
      Publisher: Cambridge University Press
      Subjects: (F) People and the Environment > (FA) Environmental Health
      (I) Socio-Economic Information > (IA) Economic Impacts
      (I) Socio-Economic Information > (IB) Economic Valuation
      (Z) Other or Unspecified
      Publication Sources: (1) Environmental Research Institute
      Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2018 15:45
      Last Modified: 22 Mar 2018 15:45
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/1766

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