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Households in Ancient Mesoamerica

David m. Carballo

in The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780195390933
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195390933.013.0051

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Households in Ancient Mesoamerica

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Mesoamerican peoples built for themselves a wide array of domestic units, ranging from modest wattle-and-daub structures in the earliest villages to Teotihuacan's highly planned urban apartment compounds, which were among the most populous residences of the ancient world. This article outlines four broad dimensions of Mesoamerican households: their social organization, their variability related to status, their productive activities, and their ritual practices.

Keywords: Mesoamerican peoples; domestic units; social organization; social status; productive activities; ritual practices

Article.  4920 words. 

Subjects: Archaeology ; Archaeology by Region

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