Read e-book online Crafting Prehispanic Maya Kinship PDF

By Bradley E. Ensor

ISBN-10: 0817317856

ISBN-13: 9780817317850

through contextualizing periods and their kinship habit in the total political financial system, Crafting Prehispanic Maya Kinship presents an instance of ways archaeology will help to give an explanation for the formation of disparate periods and kinship styles inside an old state-level society.

Bradley E. Ensor offers a brand new theoretical contribution to Maya ethnographic, ethnohistoric, and archaeological examine. instead of working exclusively as a symbolic order unobservable to archaeologists, kinship, in line with Ensor, varieties concrete social family that constitution everyday life and will be mirrored within the fabric continues to be of a society. Ensor argues that using cross-culturally pointed out and proven fabric symptoms of postmarital place of dwelling and descent staff association permit archaeologists—those with the main direct fabric proof on prehispanic Maya social organization—to overturn a standard reliance on competing and problematical ethnohistorical models.


Using fresh info from an arch aeological undertaking in the Chontalpa Maya quarter of Tabasco, Mexico, Ensor illustrates how archaeologists can interpret and clarify the range of kinship habit and its impression on gender inside any given Maya social formation.

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