Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1993

Abstract

Conceptualizations of pre-Hispanic staple transport remain underdeveloped. Conventional wisdom has long maintained that while "prestige goods" could demand long-distance transport, staple transport was short distance. A quantitative model reveals the fallacy of that argument and establishes the possibility of long-distance, overland staple transport in Mesoamerica by using maize tribute transport between Zempoala and Tenochtitlan as an example. This conclusion has implications for understanding Mesoamerican interregional exchange, ecology, and society.

Volume

4

Pages

193-199

Volume

4

Number

65

Publisher

Cambridge Univ Press

Publication Title

Ancient Mesoamerica

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