Maya Salt Works

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  • Author(s): McKillop, Heather Irene
  • Series:
    Maya Studies
  • Publication Information:
    Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida. 2019
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      In Maya Salt Works, Heather McKillop details her archaeological team's groundbreaking discovery of a unique and massive salt production complex submerged in a lagoon in southern Belize. Exploring the organization of production and trade at the Paynes Creek Salt Works, McKillop offers a fascinating new look at the role of salt in the ancient Maya economy. McKillop maps over 4,000 wooden posts and wedges, the first known wooden structures preserved underwater from the Classic period, describing new methods of underwater archaeology developed specifically for this shallow maritime setting. She explains the technology of salt production, examining fragments of briquetage—the pots that boiled brine over fires in the kitchens—and provides evidence that salt workers relied on specific types of wood for building construction. McKillop theorizes that different households operated salt kitchens and distributed their goods via canoe to sell at inland marketplaces for use as dietary salt, a flavor enhancer, and preservative. Complex distribution networks reveal expertise in water transportation and knowledge of the sea by Maya mariners, skills that allowed them to control the transport of commodities like salt. By evaluating the scale, concentration, intensity, and context of the Paynes Creek Salt Works, McKillop provides a model for interpreting existing salt works sites as well as future discoveries along the Yucatán Peninsula. A volume in the series Maya Studies, edited by Diane Z. Chase and Arlen F. Chase
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780813056333. 9780813057118.
    • Accession Number:
      1104227682
    • Accession Number:
      1924766
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  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MCKILLOP, H. I. Maya Salt Works. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2019. ISBN 9780813056333. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1924766. Acesso em: 28 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      McKillop HI. Maya Salt Works. University Press of Florida; 2019. Accessed November 28, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1924766
    • APA:
      McKillop, H. I. (2019). Maya Salt Works. University Press of Florida.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      McKillop, Heather Irene. 2019. Maya Salt Works. Maya Studies. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1924766.
    • Harvard:
      McKillop, H. I. (2019) Maya Salt Works. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida (Maya Studies). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1924766 (Accessed: 28 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      McKillop, HI 2019, Maya Salt Works, Maya Studies, University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL, viewed 28 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      McKillop, Heather Irene. Maya Salt Works. University Press of Florida, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1924766.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      McKillop, Heather Irene. Maya Salt Works. Maya Studies. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1924766.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      McKillop HI. Maya Salt Works [Internet]. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida; 2019 [cited 2020 Nov 28]. (Maya Studies). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1924766