Southeast Mesoamerica

Authored by: Edward Schortman , Patricia Urban

The Maya World

Print publication date:  June  2020
Online publication date:  June  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138492837
eBook ISBN: 9781351029582
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351029582-43

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Abstract

We suggest that people build their histories as they cooperate with some and compete with others. Those transactions are structured within matrices of social networks; that is, culturally constructed means of mobilizing people, things, and ideas in pursuit of common projects. These nets fragment, and transcend the borders of, such traditional units of analyses as households, sites, regions, and culture areas. The prehistory of southeast Mesoamerica is considered from this network perspective, attention centering on what goods and ideas moved among specific locales, who was involved in these transactions, and how the assets were deployed in political projects.

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