H 290 x W 205 mm
Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white
Published Sep 2018
A study which provides valuable insights into the nature of metal production and the development of technology and political economy in ancient Mesoamerica, offering a contribution to general anthropological theories of the emergence of social complexity.
Preface; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Approaches to the study of technology and craft production; Chapter 3 Synopsis of preindustrial metallurgy as applied to Mesoamerica; Chapter 4 Tarascan copper smelting at the zone of Itziparátzico: a case study; Chapter 5 Models of technological organization; Chapter 6 Conclusions, remarks and suggestions for future research; Bibliography; Appendix A IARP 2003-4: survey data; Appendix B IARP 2003-4: Test pitting data; Appendix C Slag analyses; Appendix D The rise of the theory of technology