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dc.contributor.authorPastrana, Alejandroen_US
dc.contributor.authorCarballo, David M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-08T03:16:13Z
dc.date.available2018-02-08T03:16:13Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationA Pastrana, DM Carballo. 2016. "Aztec Obsidian Industries." The Oxford Handbook of the Aztecs, pp. 329 - 341.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/26910
dc.description.abstractObsidian was the primary lithic or stone material used for cutting activities in Aztec society, including domestic food production, craft production, hunting, warfare, and ritual. The demands of millions of consumers within and outside of the Aztec Empire shaped a diversity of industries and distribution networks that operated through merchants, markets, and state taxes in goods and labor. This chapter provides an overview of the primary obsidian sources, quarry activities, artifact types, use contexts, and innovations in lithic technology during the Aztec (Middle and Late Postclassic) period. A particular focus is the Sierra de Las Navajas (or Pachuca) mine and the detailed history of quarrying and manufacturing activities that have been documented there.en_US
dc.format.extent329 - 341en_US
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofThe Oxford Handbook of the Aztecs
dc.rights"Aztec Obsidian Industries" by Alejandro Pastrana and David M. Carballo, 2016, reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press, (https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-the-aztecs-9780199341962?cc=gb&lang=en&#)en_US
dc.subjectArchaeology of Mesoamericaen_US
dc.subjectAztecsen_US
dc.subjectStone toolsen_US
dc.subjectQuarrying activitiesen_US
dc.subjectObsidianen_US
dc.subjectLithic technologyen_US
dc.subjectPostclassic perioden_US
dc.titleAztec obsidian industriesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199341962.013.38
pubs.elements-sourcemanual-entryen_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: 12 monthsen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Archaeologyen_US
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-9546-6318 (Carballo, DM)


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