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Storage in Ancient Complex Societies


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Linda R. ManzanillaChapter 1. Introduction: Storage as an Analytical Marker to Study Cultural Evolution
Mitchell S. RothmanThe Ancient Near EastChapter 2. Verifying the Role of Storage: Examples from Prehistoric Ancient Mesopotamia
Mitchell S Rothman and Enrica FiandraChapter 3. On Some Possible Implications of a Newly Discovered Early Bronze Age, Large Scale Silo Complex at Amaziya, Nahal Lachish (Israel)
Ianir Milevski, Eliot Braun, Daniel Varga, and Yigal IsraelChapter 4. Grain, Storage, and State-making in Mesopotamia (3000-2000 BC)
Tate PauletteThe Andean RegionChapter 5. New World Bureaucracy at 1500 B.C.: Evidence from the Casma Valley of Peru
Thomas Pozorski and Shelia PozorskiChapter 6. Storerooms, Tokens and Administrative Devices: An Andean Case Study
John R. TopicChapter 7. Inca Storage Systems in the Imperial Heartland (Cuzco, Peru): Risk Management, Economic Growth, and Political Economy
R. Alan Covey, Kylie E. Quave, and Catherine E. CoveyChapter 8. Storehouse of Seasons and Mother of Food: An Andean Ritual-Administrative System
Frank Salomon, Gino de las Casas and Victor Falcon HuaytaMesoamericaChapter 9. Craft Activity and Administrative Devices at Teotihuacan, Central Mexico
Linda R. ManzanillaChapter 10. Storage at Xochicalco, Morelos, Mexico
Silvia T. Garza, Claudia Alvarado L., Norberto Gonzalez C. and Beatriz PalaviciniChapter 11. Storage, Tribute, and Political Administration among the Lowland Maya
Michael P. SmythChapter 12. Storage Places in the Maya Area
Cristina Vidal-Lorenzo, Ma. Luisa Vazquez-de-Agredos-Pascual, and Gaspar Munoz-CosmeChapter 13. Storage and Administration in the Aztec Empire
Jose Luis de RojasConclusion
Chapter 14. Final Thoughts
Mitchell S. Rothman and Linda R. ManzanillaIndex
About the Authors

About the Author

Linda R. Manzanilla is professor and researcher at the Institute of Anthropological Research of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She has participated actively in the formation of generations of archaeologists in the National School of Anthropology and History, Mexico. With a Ph.D. from University of Paris, she is author and editor of 22 books and 160 articles and chapters on subjects related to the emergence and change of early urban societies in Mesoamerica, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Andean Region. She has excavated in Mexico, Bolivia, Egypt, Anatolia, and Israel. Among her awards and honors are the Mexican National Academy of Sciences Award, Alfonso Caso Award (INAH), Presidential Award of the Society for American Archaeology, foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, National University of Mexico Award in Research in Social Sciences, Foreign Member of the American Philosophical Society, member of El Colegio Nacional in Mexico, and Doctor Honoris Causa by UNAM. She has been member of the Committee for Research and Exploration of the National Geographic Society, and co-editor, with Gary Feinman, of Latin American Antiquity. Mitchell S Rothman is professor and chair of Anthropology and Archaeology, Widener University and Consulting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. He is author or editor of five books and over 50 articles on complex societies of the Ancient Near East and related topics. He has conducted field work in Armenia, Turkey, Iran and the United States.

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