Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. 8-9

List of Figures

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pp. 10-11

List of Tables

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pp. 12-13

Foreword

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pp. 14-15

Acknowledgments

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pp. 16-21

1. Introducing the Chan Site: Farmers in Complex Societies

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pp. 22-37

Part 1. Time, Space, and Landscapes

2. A Changing Cultural Landscape: Settlement Survey and GIS at Chan

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pp. 40-62

3. Ceramics and Chronology at Chan

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pp. 63-91

4. Agricultural Practices at Chan: Farming and Political Economy in an Ancient Maya Community

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pp. 92-109

5. Agroforestry and Agricultural Production of the Ancient Maya at Chan

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pp. 110-131

Part 2. Life in a Farming Community Center

6. Ritual in a Farming Community

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pp. 134-153

7. Nonroyal Governance at Chan’s Community Center

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pp. 154-170

8. “Empty” Spaces and Public Places: A Microscopic View of Chan’s Late Classic West Plaza

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pp. 171-191

Part 3. Diversity across the Chan Community

9. Recognizing Difference in Small-Scale Settings: An Examination of Social Identity Formation at the Northeast Group, Chan

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pp. 194-212

10. Organization of Chert Tool Economy during the Late and Terminal Classic Periods at Chan: Preliminary Thoughts Based upon Debitage Analyses

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pp. 213-227

11. Limestone Quarrying and Household Organization at Chan

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pp. 228-249

Part 4. Bodies, Material Culture, and Meaning

12. The Chan Community: A Bioarchaeological Perspective

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pp. 252-273

13. Creating Community with Shell

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pp. 274-291

14. Obsidian Acquisition, Trade, and Regional Interaction at Chan

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pp. 292-309

15. Contextualizing Ritual Behavior: Caches, Burials, and Problematical Deposits from Chan’s Community Center

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pp. 310-329

Part 5. Conclusion

16. Learning from an Ancient Maya Farming Community

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pp. 332-363

References

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pp. 364-403

List of Contributors

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pp. 404-407

Index

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pp. 408-414