Reconstructing Ancient Maya Diet

Reconstructing Ancient Maya Diet

Integrates recent data from bone-chemistry research, paleopathology, paleobotany, zooarchaeology, and ethnobotany to show what the ancient Maya actually ate at various periods and how it affected the quality of their lives.

Author: Christine D. White

Publisher:

ISBN: 1607811804

Category: History

Page: 260

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Integrates recent data from bone-chemistry research, paleopathology, paleobotany, zooarchaeology, and ethnobotany to show what the ancient Maya actually ate at various periods and how it affected the quality of their lives.
Categories: History

The Ancient Maya

The Ancient Maya

data for a preliminary reconstruction of the population at Copan's maximum size
from a.d. 700 to 850. Using estimates of ... Copan: The Rise and Fall of an
Ancient Maya Kingdom. Fort Worth ... Reconstructing Ancient Maya Diet. Salt
Lake City: ...

Author: Heather Irene McKillop

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576076965

Category: History

Page: 453

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Thanks to powerful innovations in archaeology and other types of historical research, we now have a picture of everyday life in the Mayan empire that turns the long-accepted conventional wisdom on its head. * Includes numerous illustrations and drawings plus depictions of important artifacts such as the murals of Bonampak and the hieroglyphic stairway of Copan * Provides detailed maps of major Maya cities as well as other research sites
Categories: History

Diet Health and Status Among the Pasi n Maya

Diet  Health  and Status Among the Pasi  n Maya

1999 The Elements of Maya Diets : Alkaline Earth Baselines and Paleodietary
Reconstruction in the Pasión Zone . In Reconstructing Ancient Maya Diet , edited
by C . D . White , pp . 197 – 219 . Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press .

Author: Lori E. Wright

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 0826514189

Category: History

Page: 256

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This volume presents the data, analyses, and interpretation of a wide range of osteological and burial data. The Petexbatun bioarchaeology subproject included complete assessment of burial practice and osteology. The chapters on this research explore population variability in time and space, paleopathology, and trauma from skeletal remains throughout the various sites and the inter-site areas of the Petexbatun, as well as from Seibal and Altar de Sacrificios. Yet Wright's innovative study goes on to apply the most recent physical and chemical techniques, particularly isotopic analysis, to assess diet and health in the populations of the Pasion region. Variability between sites, across levels of status, and over time are assessed and conservatively interpreted in the light of contemporary issues and problems of physical, chemical, and statistical methodology. Finally, the Petexbatun and Pasion region results are compared in order to reassess past and current studies and interpretation of skeletal remains in other regions of the ancient Maya lowlands. In the final chapters of this work, Wright's cutting-edge osteological analyses are used to critique current alternative interpretations of Late Classic to Postclassic culture history and alternative hypotheses on the role of changes in climate, ecology, diet, nutrition, invasion, and other factors in the end of Classic Maya civilization and the transition to the Postclassic period. This volume also provides an independent assessment of the results of other Petexbatun region subprojects and a comparative evaluation of recent studies by other projects of Late and Terminal Classic culture change. For bioarchaeologists, this work sets a new standard in breadth and depth of osteological study. For Pre-Columbian scholars in general, it provides new insights into the environmental and biological issues involved in the debate on the end of the Classic period of Maya civilization. VIMA Series #2
Categories: History

Ancient Maya Women

Ancient Maya Women

Reconstructing Ancient Maya Diet. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.
Whitehead, Harriet. 1981. “The Bow and the Burden Strap: A New Look at
Institutionalized Homosexuality in Native North America.” In Sexual Meanings:
The Cultural ...

Author: Traci Ardren

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759116771

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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The flood of archaeological work in Maya lands has revolutionized our understanding of gender in ancient Maya society. The dozen contributors to this volume use a wide range of methodological strategies—archaeology, bioarchaeology, iconography, ethnohistory, epigraphy, ethnography—to tease out the details of the lives, actions, and identities of women of Mesoamerica. The chapters, most based upon recent fieldwork in Central America, examine the role of women in Maya society, their place in the political hierarchy and lineage structures, the gendered division of labor, and the discrepancy between idealized Mayan womanhood and the daily reality, among other topics. In each case, the complexities and nuances of gender relations is highlighted and the limitations of our knowledge acknowledged. These pieces represent an important advance in the understanding of Maya socioeconomic, political, and cultural life—and the archaeology of gender—and will be of great interest to scholars and students.
Categories: Social Science

Culture Environment and Health in the Yucatan Peninsula

Culture  Environment and Health in the Yucatan Peninsula

Smithsonian Institute, Washington, pp 116–125 Danforth ME (1999) Coming up
short: stature and nutrition among the ancient Maya of the southern lowlands.
Reconstructing Ancient Maya Diet. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City
Dávalos ...

Author: Hugo Azcorra

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030270018

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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This book adopts a human ecology approach to present an overview of the biological responses to social, political, economic, cultural and environmental changes that affected human populations in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, since the Classic Maya Period. Human bodies express social relations, and we can read these relations by analyzing biological tissues or systems, and by measuring certain phenotypical traits at the population level. Departing from this theoretical premise, the contributors to this volume analyze the interactions between ecosystems, sociocultural systems and human biology in a specific geographic region to show how changes in sociocultural and natural environment affect the health of a population over time. This edited volume brings together contributions from a range of different scientific disciplines – such as biological anthropology, bioarchaeology, human biology, nutrition, epidemiology, ecotoxicology, political economy, sociology and ecology – that analyze the interactions between culture, environment and health in different domains of human life, such as: The political ecology of food, nutrition and health Impacts of social and economic changes in children’s diet and women’s fertility Biological consequences of social vulnerability in urban areas Impacts of toxic contamination of natural resources on human health Ecological and sociocultural determinants of infectious diseases Culture, Environment and Health in the Yucatan Peninsula – A Human Ecology Perspective will be of interest to researchers from the social, health and life sciences dedicated to the study of the interactions between natural environments, human biology, health and social issues, especially in fields such as biological and sociocultural anthropology, health promotion and environmental health. It will also be a useful tool to health professionals and public agents responsible for designing and applying public health policies in contexts of social vulnerability.
Categories: Medical

Her Cup for Sweet Cacao

Her Cup for Sweet Cacao

“Ancient Maya Diet at Copán, Honduras.” PhD diss., Pennsylvania State
University. ———. 1999. “Cuisine from Hun- Nal- Ye.” In Reconstructing Ancient
Maya Diet, ed. Christine D. White, 183–196. Salt Lake City: University of Utah
Press.

Author: Traci Ardren

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477321645

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 267

For the ancient Maya, food was both sustenance and a tool for building a complex society. This collection, the first to focus exclusively on the social uses of food in Classic Maya culture, deploys a variety of theoretical approaches to examine the meaning of food beyond diet—ritual offerings and restrictions, medicinal preparations, and the role of nostalgia around food, among other topics. For instance, how did Maya feasts build community while also reinforcing social hierarchy? What psychoactive substances were the elite Maya drinking in their caves, and why? Which dogs were good for eating, and which breeds became companions? Why did even some non-elite Maya enjoy cacao, but rarely meat? Why was meat more available for urban Maya than for those closer to hunting grounds on the fringes of cities? How did the molcajete become a vital tool and symbol in Maya gastronomy? These chapters, written by some of the leading scholars in the field, showcase a variety of approaches and present new evidence from faunal remains, hieroglyphic texts, chemical analyses, and art. Thoughtful and revealing, Her Cup for Sweet Cacao unlocks a more comprehensive understanding of how food was instrumental to the development of ancient Maya culture.
Categories: Social Science

Latin American Antiquity

Latin American Antiquity

In Reconstructing Ancient Mava Diet , edited by Christine D. White , pp . 221–244
. University of Utah Press , Salt Lake City . Culbert , T. Patrick 1988 The Collapse
of Classic Maya Civilization . In The Collapse of Ancient States and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106020073158

Category: Indians of Central America

Page:

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Categories: Indians of Central America

Ancient Maya

Ancient Maya

The human - deer symbiotic relationship was so close that the diet of the deer
themselves ( as revealed by studies of their bones ) is one of the tools for
reconstructing the extent and nature of ancient Maya field systems ( e.g. Emery ,
Wright ...

Author: Arthur Demarest

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521533902

Category: History

Page: 373

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Ancient Maya comes to life in this new holistic and theoretical study.
Categories: History

Archaeological Chemistry

Archaeological Chemistry

Reed , D . M . In Reconstructing Ancient Maya Diet ; White , C . D . , Ed . ;
University of Utah Press : Salt Lake City , 1999 ; pp 183 - 196 . 47 . Lentz , D . L .
In Reconstructing Ancient Maya Diet ; White , C . D . , Ed . ; University of Utah
Press : Salt ...

Author: Kathryn A. Jakes

Publisher: Amer Chemical Society

ISBN: UOM:39015055452323

Category: Science

Page: 261

View: 104

This book provides examples of analytical methods in a variety of archaeological materials. It presents analytical techniques that incur no visible destruction of the artifact under examination. Using patterns in the analytical data derived from a wide variety of analytical methods, different components of past human behavior are inferred, including diet, technology of manufacture, source of raw materials, trade routes, and determination of age.
Categories: Science

Mayab

Mayab

Ancient Mesoamerica 8 ( 2 ) : 267-273 . 1999. « The Elements of Maya Diets :
Alkaline Earth Baselines and Paleodietary Reconstruction in the Pasión Region
» . In Reconstructing Ancient Maya Diet , Ed . C. D. White , pp . 197-219 .
University ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000070330596

Category: Mayas

Page:

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Categories: Mayas

Maya Zooarchaeology

Maya Zooarchaeology

Author: Kitty F. Emery

Publisher: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114337210

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

View: 701

Maya Zooarchaeology: New Directions in Method and Theory, edited by Kitty F. Emery, explores the latest research on the complex relationship between the ancient Maya and their animal neighbors. This comprehensive work combines fundamental zooarchaeological data from sites across the Maya world with critical histories and state-of-the-art summaries of the modern methods and theoretical perspectives of Maya zooarchaeology. The contributing authors emphasize new developments in technical methods, recent trends in Mesoamerican "social zooarchaeology," and new interpretations enhanced by the regional scope of modern zooarchaeological investigations in the Maya world. The volume fosters cooperation among Mesoamerican zooarchaeologists and archaeologists, from first recovery and analysis through final theoretical reconstruction.
Categories: Social Science

The Ancient Maya

The Ancient Maya

Wheaton , T . R . 1976 . La cerámica clásica del área de Huejotzingo , Puebla .
Proyecto Puebla - Tlaxcala Comunicaciones 13 : 25 - 31 . White , C . D . , ed .
1999 . Reconstructing Ancient Maya Diet . Salt Lake City : University of Utah
Press .

Author: Robert J. Sharer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062626216

Category: History

Page: 931

View: 416

Of Archaic and Early Preclassic developments -- Patterns in the evolution of Mesoamerican civilization -- 5. The emergence of Maya civilization in the Middle Preclassic -- The emergence of complex societies -- Markers of complex societies -- The Pacific plain in the Middle Preclassic -- Middle Preclassic commodities and monuments -- The highlands in the Middle Preclassic -- The lowlands in the Middle Preclassic -- Middle Preclassic communities -- The rise of complex society in the lowlands -- Further Middle Preclassic developments in the lowlands -- Summary : the Middle Preclassic precursors of Maya civilization -- 6. The origins of Maya states in the Late Preclassic -- Late Preclassic Maya civilization and writing traditions-- The Late Preclassic Isthmian tradition -- The Late Preclassic Southern Maya -- Highland-lowland interaction in the Preclassic -- The Maya lowlands in the Late Preclassic -- Patterns of Late Preclassic rulership -- Preclassic developments in the Northern lowlands -- Late Preclassic lowland Maya civilization -- Decline in the terminal Preclassic -- Summary : reconstructing the Maya Preclassic -- 7. The expansion of Maya states in the Early Classic -- The Early Classic and the origins of Maya civilization -- The Southern Maya area in the Classic Period -- The Classic transition in the lowlands -- The expansion of states in the Maya lowlands -- Competition and warfare in the Classic lowlands -- The Early Classic in the Maya lowlands -- The rise of Tikal in the Early Classic (ca. 100-378) -- Neighboring centers in the central lowlands (ca. 328-416).
Categories: History

Journal of Mesoamerican Studies

Journal of Mesoamerican Studies

27 , Issue 7 , July , 1999 Barber , Marta : El Tigre may provide clues to the extent
of Maya trade routes , and the ancient city of Teotihuacan in ... 283–317 ;
Veerman - Leichsenring , Annette : Popolocan independent personal pronouns :
Comparison and reconstruction , pp . ... between stable carbon , oxygen and
nitrogen isotopes in human tooth enamel and dentine : Infant diets at
Kaminaljuyú , pp .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0089674907

Category: Central America

Page:

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Categories: Central America

The Lowland Maya Area

The Lowland Maya Area

Shaw , L . C . 1999 . Social and ecological aspects of Preclassic Maya meat
consumption at Colha , Belize . In C . D . White , ed . , Reconstructing ancient
Maya diet ( pp . 83 - 100 ) . Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press . Stuart , J . W
. 1993 .

Author: A. Gomez-Pompa

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: UOM:39015059320872

Category: History

Page: 659

View: 143

What can we learn from the people of the Maya Lowlands? Integrating history, biodiversity, ethnobotany, geology, ecology, archaeology, anthropology, and other disciplines, The Lowland Maya Area is a valuable guide to the fascinating relationship between man and his environment in the Yucatán peninsula. This book covers virtually every aspect of the biology and ecology of the Maya Lowlands and the many ways that human beings have interacted with their surroundings in that area for the last three thousand years. You'll learn about newly discovered archaeological evidence of wetland use; the domestication and use of cacao and henequen plants; a biodiversity assessment of a select group of plants, animals, and microorganisms; the area's forgotten cotton, indigo, and wax industries; the ecological history of the Yucatán Peninsula; and much more. This comprehensive book will open your eyes to all that we can learn from the Maya people, who continue to live on their native lands, integrating modern life with their old ways and teaching valuable lessons about human dependence on and management of environmental resources. The Lowland Maya Area explores: the impact of hurricanes and fire on local environments historic and modern Maya concepts of forests the geologic history of the Yucatán challenges to preserving Maya architecture newly-discovered evidence of fertilizer use among the ancient Maya cooperation between locals and researchers that fosters greater knowledge on both sides recommendations to help safeguard the future The Lowland Maya Area is an ideal single source for reliable information on the many ecological and social issues of this dynamic area. Providing you with the results of the most recent research into many diverse fields, including traditional ecological knowledge, the difficult transition to capitalism, agave production, and the diversity of insect species, this book will be a valuable addition to your collection. As the editors of The Lowland Maya Area say in their concluding chapter: “If we are to gain global perspective from the changing Maya world, it is that understanding space and time is absolutely critical to human persistence.” Understanding how the Maya have interacted with their environment for thousands of years while maintaining biodiversity will help us understand how we too can work for sustainable development in our own environments.
Categories: History

Archaeological Investigations in the Eastern Maya Lowlands

Archaeological Investigations in the Eastern Maya Lowlands

SpringerVerlag , Berlin . those zones and the paucity of ancient human habitation
there . Although the pilot project for this study ... of Bone and Enamel for Two
Sites in Belize . In Reconstructing Ancient Maya Diet , edited by C. White , pp .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000128046871

Category: Belize

Page: 262

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Categories: Belize

An Archaeological Reconstruction of Ancient Maya Life at Pacbitun Belize

An Archaeological Reconstruction of Ancient Maya Life at Pacbitun  Belize

This manuscript presents the results of 35 years of archaeological research at the Maya site of Pacbitun, located in Belize, with a 2000-year history of occupation starting at 900 BC. Excavations ranged from small domestic houses dating to ...

Author: Terry G. Powis

Publisher:

ISBN: 1407356631

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 103

This manuscript presents the results of 35 years of archaeological research at the Maya site of Pacbitun, located in Belize, with a 2000-year history of occupation starting at 900 BC. Excavations ranged from small domestic houses dating to the Middle Preclassic to large ceremonial architecture complexes dating to AD 900.
Categories: Social Science

The Artifacts of a Royal Residence

The Artifacts of a Royal Residence

STOREY , REBECCA 1999 Late Classic Nutrition and Skeletal Indicators at
Copán , Honduras . In Reconstructing Ancient Maya Diet , edited by Christine D.
White , pp . 169–79 . University of Utah Press , Salt Lake City . 2005 Health and ...

Author: William F. Doonan

Publisher: Tulane Univ Middle

ISBN: MSU:31293032360491

Category: Social Science

Page: 167

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Categories: Social Science

Memoirs of the Museum of Anthropology University of Michigan

Memoirs of the Museum of Anthropology  University of Michigan

In Reconstructing Ancient Maya Diet , edited by Christine D. White , pp . 183–96 .
University of Utah Press , Salt Lake City . Martin , Simon , and Nikolai Grube 2000
Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens : Deciphering the Dynasties of the ...

Author: University of Michigan. Museum of Anthropology

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSB:31205034899797

Category: Anthropology

Page: 266

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Categories: Anthropology

Archaeological investigations in the eastern Maya lowlands

Archaeological investigations in the eastern Maya lowlands

More research, including paleoclimatological and geomorphological studies, will
allow us to more fully reconstruct this ecology, but current data indicate that the
landscape had ... In Reconstructing Ancient Maya Diet, edited by C. White, pp.

Author: John Michael Morris

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133342852

Category: History

Page: 262

View: 431

Categories: History

Cop n

Cop  n

The History of an Ancient Maya Kingdom Edward Wyllys Andrews, William
Leonard Fash. Webster , D . L . , W . L . Fash , and E . M ... In Reconstructing
Ancient Maya Diet , edited by C . D . White , pp . 151 - 167 . Salt Lake City :
University of ...

Author: Edward Wyllys Andrews

Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the

ISBN: UOM:39015061460690

Category: Social Science

Page: 492

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This volume collects leading scholarship on one of the most important archaeological complexes in the ancient Maya world. The authors--internationally renowned experts who participated in the long-running Copan Acropolis Archaeological Project--address enduring themes in Maya archaeology. In addition to site-specific breakthroughs involving dynastic sequences, epigraphy, and chronologies, these essays explore questions of broad interest to archaeologists and other anthropologists, including state formation, architecture and space, and the relationship between history and archaeology as well as among archaeology, epigraphy, and iconography.
Categories: Social Science