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dc.contributor.authorDouglass, John G.
dc.coverage.spatialNaco Valley (Honduras)
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-20T14:14:12Z
dc.date.available2016-10-20T14:14:12Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references and index.
dc.description.abstractThe rural sector of agrarian societies has historically been viewed as composed of undifferentiated households primarily interested in self-sufficiency. In more recent times, households have been seen as more diverse than previously thought, both internally (within a single, cooperative unit) and comparatively, but they are still poorly understood. In Hinterland Households, John G. Douglass lays out a new understanding of rural households by investigating the basis of diversity and differentiation as well as the sources for variations in household wealth, production, and size in pre-Colonial Central America. Through the analysis of Late Classic (600-950 a.d.) household sites located in the Naco Valley of northwest Honduras, Douglass tests four competing models of household wealth and production. He evaluates the basis and relative importance of rural household diversity as it relates to social complexity, rural/urban interactions between the center and periphery of Late Classic culture, and access to natural resources.
dc.description.tableofcontents1. Introduction -- 2. Settlement Patterns, Soil Differentiation, and Agrarian Household Developmental Cycles -- 3. Conceptualizing and Documenting Household Architecture, Activities, and Wealth in the Late Classic Naco Valley -- 4. Small Households: Architecture, Activities, and Wealth -- 5. Large Households: Architecture, Activities, and Wealth -- 6. Household Comparisons: A Return to Research Questions -- 7. Conclusions.
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/177794
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.publisher.originalUniversity Press of Colorado
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dc.subject.lcshMayas -- Antiquities
dc.subject.lcshMayas -- Agriculture
dc.subject.lcshHouseholds -- Honduras -- Naco Valley
dc.subject.lcshExcavations (Archaeology) -- Honduras -- Naco Valley
dc.subject.lcshSocial archaeology -- Honduras -- Naco Valley
dc.subject.lcshLand settlement patterns -- Honduras -- Naco Valley
dc.subject.lcshNaco Valley (Honduras) -- Antiquities
dc.titleHinterland households: rural agrarian household diversity in northwest Honduras
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