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Chert Tool Production and Exchange at Two Late Postclassic Coastal Maya Households

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2014
Abstract/Description:
Chert tool production and exchange has long been studied for the Maya Preclassic to Terminal Classic Periods of Northern Belize (1000 B.C.-A.D. 950). It is increasingly clear that lithic systems of production and exchange were an integral part of the economic environment for this region, yet lithic research pertaining to the Maya Postclassic Period (A.D. 950-1530) is not well represented in the general literature. A recent examination of 110 chert, chalcedony, and obsidian small side-notched projectile points and point preforms, as well as 2,163 pieces of associated production debitage from two Late Postclassic households at Santa Rita Corozal, Belize, has yielded the identification of two lithic craft production areas. Examination of the complete lithic collection from these residences, as well as an additional 176 projectile points located throughout the site, reveals the need for new models of lithic production and exchange for this region during the Postclassic Period.
Title: Chert Tool Production and Exchange at Two Late Postclassic Coastal Maya Households.
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Name(s): Marino, Marc, Author
Chase, Arlen, Committee Chair
Chase, Diane, Committee CoChair
Walker, John, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Chert tool production and exchange has long been studied for the Maya Preclassic to Terminal Classic Periods of Northern Belize (1000 B.C.-A.D. 950). It is increasingly clear that lithic systems of production and exchange were an integral part of the economic environment for this region, yet lithic research pertaining to the Maya Postclassic Period (A.D. 950-1530) is not well represented in the general literature. A recent examination of 110 chert, chalcedony, and obsidian small side-notched projectile points and point preforms, as well as 2,163 pieces of associated production debitage from two Late Postclassic households at Santa Rita Corozal, Belize, has yielded the identification of two lithic craft production areas. Examination of the complete lithic collection from these residences, as well as an additional 176 projectile points located throughout the site, reveals the need for new models of lithic production and exchange for this region during the Postclassic Period.
Identifier: CFE0005525 (IID), ucf:50328 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-12-01
M.A.
Sciences, Anthropology
Masters
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Subject(s): Maya Archaeology -- Postclassic Stone Tool Production -- Santa Rita Corozal Lithics
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005525
Restrictions on Access: public 2014-12-15
Host Institution: UCF

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